In this episode Garth interviews Jasmine Mena from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. Jasmine talks about growing up between Queens, NY, and the Dominican Republic, her strong role model mother (who was also a teacher), and her deep understanding of her own research field and the pioneers of multiculturalism research who have been working for decades. Jasmine reminds us all that science is impacted by the power dynamics of the time and that our decisions as scientists are influenced by positionality, privilege, and prior experiences. Her training as a clinical psychologist lead her to serve as a counselor for 3 years, but her fascination for answering research questions lead to a post-doc which lead to a faculty position, and the rest is her story.

Published On: August 16th, 2022 / Categories: Conversations About Teaching N' Stuff /