Hi, My name is Paulette Vincent-Ruz

#MadeInMex Researcher on #Intersectionality and #SciEducation #Rstats Quantitative Researcher Ph.D. Student in Learning Sciences and Policy #intersectionalfeminist

I am Latinx, and identify as a person of color. I am an immigrant born and raised in Mexico, and English is my second language. I have a Mexican accent when I speak English. I am on a F1-Student visa. All of these pieces of my identity shape my way of understanding data and pursuing research. Quantitative methods are more than just a research tool; for me, they are a way to enact social justice. As an undergraduate, I was a chemical engineer who conducted research in organic chemistry. My experiences as a woman in STEM, in addition to my identities, motivated me to study the systemic inequities that drive the gender and race gap in STEM careers. My research is rooted in the desire to understand how people of different backgrounds experience science differently, often in ways that systematically disadvantage women and people of color. This concern with systematic disadvantages lends itself to quantitative research, which relies on statistical methods to create simplified representations of social systems and institutions to allow for clearer inferences. As a woman of color (a group that is also underrepresented in quantitative research), I aim to use my research to explain such inequities

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