"Finding something difficult that you used to find easy doesn't mean that it is out of your depth it just means that you need to find new ways to work with it."
Dr. Ribay came to visit us on the 28th of October and what you read above was one of the many pieces of knowledge she left us with.
She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Science Education at Stanford Graduate School of Education. She began her career as a chemistry teacher in public high schools in New Jersey. She is now a research assistant and teacher educator at Stanford GSE.
Dr. Ribay has worked with teachers in the United States and the Galápagos Islands and co-developed innovative workshops to support teachers working to connect social justice and chemistry teaching.
If you are interested in learning about why finding a career that combines all your passions is so important, what the PHD process is like, or just to hear an inspirational woman speak about her story, click on Dr. Ribay's photo to watch her interview.