Dr. Selyna Perez Beverly is a postdoctoral researcher who recently received her doctoral degree from the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She joins the Wei Lab to work on the National Science Foundation’s INCLUDES Aspire Alliance’s National Change Project. She has a Bachelor of Arts from UC Santa Barbara and a Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University.
Her research interests include women’s experiences with instruction in engineering classrooms. Her dissertation employed mixed methods to understand how teaching practices affected women’s perceptions of instruction and classroom climate and how those perceptions affected their socioemotional outcomes: sense of belonging, engineering self-efficacy, and desire to remain in the field. The goal of her study was to center the voices of women who are often marginalized in engineering contexts.