I was a middle school science teacher who essentially worked myself out of a job because I was asking too many questions and trying to use data to make improvements. I realized I needed more training which led me to a PhD in research methods and statistics. Now that I have the knowledge and tools I need, I have three goals: First, I want to provide practitioners with tools they need to make improvements and decisions based on good data. Second, I want to use my classroom experiences to ensure a teacher-voice is heard in the research field. Finally, my love of science pulls me to ask questions that are science-education related and drives much of my research. Plus I love teaching classes that can be intimidating (i.e. stats!) and making them accessible to all my students.