I joined the Physics Department at CSUF in 2015 after a post-doc at the University of Washington with the Physics Education Group. I'm originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada) and did my BSc in Physics at the local University of Winnipeg. I was then awarded a Commonwealth scholarship to study Part III Maths at the University of Cambridge. (This is Part III of the Mathematics Tripos. It is roughly equivalent to a course-based masters program in North America.) I then traveled back to Canada and did my PhD at the University of Waterloo studying quantum computing.
Sometime during my PhD I learned that there were researchers in Physics Departments studying how people learn physics. After reading a little bit about the field I was hooked! It was then that I decided to transition to Physics Education Research for my postdoc. After completing my graduate degree I moved to the University of Washington to work with (and learn from) the Physics Education Group. Fortunately I was able to put my knowledge of quantum systems to good use as I worked to help develop Tutorials for quantum mechanics. Please see my Research Interests to learn more about this work and what I am currently working on!
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