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

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

  • Ardice Hartry, Ph.D. Associate Director, Lawrence Hall of Science

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

  • Aujanèe Young, M.A. Ed. Aujanèe Young, M.A. Ed. Research Coordinator

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

  • Kelly Grindstaff Kelly Grindstaff, Ph.D. Research Associate

    Kelly joined the Research Group in 2020, bringing extensive experience in science...

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

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

  • Melissa Collins, Ph.D. Melissa Collins, Ph.D. Senior Research Lead

    Melissa Collins brings expertise in research design, data analysis and report writing...

  • 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...

  • Salina Yun, B.S. Research Coordinator

    Salina Yun collaborates with the Research Group and the Lawrence's Public Programs...

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

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

  • Sarah Olsen Sarah Olsen, Ph.D. Research Associate

    Sarah Olsen brings expertise in mixed methods research, youth development, STEM education, and persistence in STEM education...

  • Valeria Romero, M.A. Research Group Deputy Director & Senior Research Lead

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