Paulette Vincent-Ruz

Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemistry Education at University of Michigan

Dr. Paulette Vincent-Ruz
Credit: Courtesy of Paulette Vincent-Ruz

Paulette is a Postdoctoral Associate in Chemistry Education at the University of Michigan. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico and obtained her Ph.D. in Learning Sciences and Policy from the University of Pittsburgh. Her research seeks to build an understanding of the systemic disadvantages that hinder the success of marginalized students in Chemistry and their effect on their intellectual resources. Intellectual resources refer to three malleable and interrelated categories: knowledge, skills, and dispositions that learners bring into the classroom. She does this by using cutting-edge quantitative methods with a #QuantCrit lens. Thanks to her unique combination of Chemistry disciplinary knowledge and Educational she became the first chemistry education researcher named a CAS Future Leader in 2019.