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Grants

Secured $1.8 M in funding for research and community initiatives focusing on STEAM education, inclusive and anti-oppressive pedagogies, and digital learning environments

Interdisciplinary Research on Educational Inclusivity, Intersectionality, and Formative Experiences of Belonging:

 

Creating a Thriving Inclusive Teen Ecosystem: An Action Research Project

  • Role: Grant Writer, Director, & Evaluator

  • Funding: $900,000 from the Jim Joseph Foundation & The Jewish Foundation (with $200,000 from local funders as well)

  • Duration: December 2020 - Present

Action Research Project: Designing a Fellowship for Interfaith Trans & Queer Young Adults

  • Role: Grant Writer, Curriculum Developer, & Lead Facilitator

  • Funding: $25,000 from Upstart's Collaboratory Challenge Grant

  • Duration: December 2022 - 2023

 

“Where Do I Belong?”: A Youth Participatory Action Research Project by Multifaith LatinX & LGBTQIA+ Young People Resulting in the Development of the ish Garage

  • Role: Grant Writer, Youth Participatory Action Research Methodologist, & Lead Facilitator

  • Funding: $10,000 from Jim Joseph Foundation

  • Duration: May 2021 - 2023

 

"Be About It, Love is a Practice": A Youth Participatory Action Research Photovoice Exhibit on Stories of Relationships & Belonging of Teens

  • Role: Grant Writer, Youth Participatory Action Research Methodologist, & Lead Facilitator

  • Funding: $2,000 by Women Helping Women

  • Duration: January 2023

Research in STEM/STEAM Education:

Study to Assess Impact of Computational Thinking for Adolescents in Out-Of-School-Time STEAM Programming

  • Roles: Grant Writer, Curriculum Designer, & Evaluator

  • Funding: $1,900 from University of Cincinnati CECH Technology and Instructional Design Grant

  • Duration: February 2019 - 2020

 

Digital Playscape: STEAM Center for Social Impact in Greater Cincinnati Area

  • Roles: Grant Writer, Co-Director, Curriculum Designer, & Evaluator

  • Funding: $15,000 from the People's Liberty Globe Grant

  • Duration: November 2018 - August 2019

 

Digital Dimensions in Education: Integrating VR & AR within a 6th Grade STEAM Curriculum Aligned to Ohio State Standards

  • Role: Grant Writer, Curriculum Designer, & Evaluator

  • Funding: $4,000 from the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative

  • Duration: June 2018 - August 2018

 

Shadows and Algorithms: AI-Driven Shade Structure Redesign for 7th Grade STEAM Integration, in Partnership with Cincinnati Zoo & Aligned to Ohio State Standards

  • Role: Grant Writer, Curriculum Designer, & Evaluator

  • Funding: $3,800 from the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative

  • Duration: June 2018 - August 2018

 

Integrating Raspberry Pi Programming into 7th Grade STEAM Curriculum Aligned with Ohio State Standard

  • Role: Grant Writer, Curriculum Designer, & Evaluator

  • Funding: $4,000 from the Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative

  • Duration: June 2018 - August 2018

 

Leveraging VR & AR for Social Change in Multidisciplinary Middle School Curriculum 

  • Roles: Grant Writer, Curriculum Designer, & Evaluator

  • Funding: $2,000 from University of Cincinnati CECH Technology and Instructional Grant

  • Duration: June 2017 - August 2017

 

Empowering Cultural Sustainability in High School Education: A YPAR Approach Using AI and Poetry in the 'Breakthrough Cincinnati TRIBE' Curriculum

  • Roles: Grant Writer, Curriculum Designer, & Evaluator

  • Funding: $2,000 from University of Cincinnati CECH Technology and Instructional Design Grant

  • Duration: June 2017 - August 2017

Research in Educational Practices & Professional Development:

Building Bridges in the Virtual Classroom: Pre-Service Teachers Investigating Relationship-Building Practices with Learners Online During COVID in a Summer Academic Enrichment Program

  • Role: Principal Investigator

  • Funding: $4,000 from University of Cincinnati’s various grants

  • Duration: May 2019 - 2022

Two Programs Across the Country: Research & Reflection Partnership with Tisch Fellowship & ish's Emerging Artist Fellowship

  • Role: Learning Partner with Tisch Fellowship

  • Funding: $10,000 from Upstart's Spring Partnership Grant

  • Duration: November 2021 - 2022

Research in Community & Public Health:

Capturing the Food Environment of Low-Income Mothers

  • Role: Photovoice Co-Facilitator & Research Assistant

  • Funding: $13,000 from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Grant

  • Duration: November 2015 to January 2016


 

Research in Early Education, Special Education, & Inclusion:

Photovoice with Preschoolers: A Teacher Action Research Project

  • Role: Action Researcher & Grant Writer

  • Funding: $2,000 from University of Cincinnati CECH Technology and Instructional Design Grant

  • Duration: August 2015 to May 2016

Exclusion within Inclusion: Social Experiences of Preschoolers with IEPs

  • Role: Principal Investigator & Grant Writer

  • Funding: $1,800 from Arlitt Best Practices in Teaching Research Grant

  • Duration: October 2014 - May 2015

Using Big Data to Track Arlitt Student Kindergarten Success

  • Role: Research Assistant & Grant Writer

  • Funding: $3,000 from Arlitt Best Practices in Teaching Research Grant

  • Duration: September 2014 to May 2016

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