Dr. Tsurusaki is a faculty member in the School of Educational Studies and the Goodlad Institute for Educational Renewal at the University of Washington Bothell. She has expertise in curriculum development, professional development, culturally relevant teaching and environmental education and has experience teaching both formal and informal K-12 STEM education. Prior to her position at UWB, she was the STEM Director for a non-profit that provided professional development for STEM K-12 teachers, university faculty, and STEM professionals. She holds a Ph.D. in Teaching, Curriculum, and Educational Policy from Michigan State University, an M.Ed. in Science Education from the University of Georgia, and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Puget Sound. Her research interests include how to better make connections between students’ everyday lives and school science, identity, engagement and equity issues in education, and environmental literacy.