The following biographies demonstrate the rich, comprehensive, and diverse knowledge, skills, and backgrounds that comprise the professional experience and expertise of our team.

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  • Rena Dorph photo Rena Dorph, Ph.D. Director of the Hall

    Rena Dorph is the Director of the Lawrence Hall of Science. She assumed the role on May 1...

  • Mac Cannady photo Mac Cannady, Ph.D. Research Group Director

    Matthew A. Cannady provides leadership and support across projects within the Research...

  • Ardice Hartry, Ph.D. Associate Director, Research & Impact

    Ardice leads the Research & Impact group at the Hall, which...

  • Valeria Romero, M.A. Research Group Deputy Director

    Valeria Romero leads research and evaluation studies that aim...

  • Melissa Collins, Ph.D. headshot Melissa Collins, Ph.D. Research & Evaluation Specialist

    Melissa Collins brings expertise in research design, data analysis...

  • Ying-Fang Chen, Ph.D. headshot Ying-Fang Chen, Ph.D. Research Specialist

    Ying-Fang Chen brings her psychometric and quantitative expertise to a variety of research and evaluation projects...

  • Aparajita Pande, B.A. Aparajita Pande, B.A. Research Assistant

    Aparajita Pande supports a variety of research and evaluation projects within the Research Group by collecting...

  • Sara Allan, B.A. Sara Allan, B.A. Research Assistant

    Sara Allan assists in gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data across a variety of projects in the Research...

  • Aujanѐe Young, B.A. Aujanѐe Young, B.A. Research Assistant

    Aujanѐe Young comes to the Research Group by way of Flint, MI. She supports research and evaluation studies...

  • Vicky Laina, M.A Vicky Laina, M.A. Graduate Student Researcher

    Vicky Laina is a PhD candidate in the Graduate Group of Science and Mathematics Education...