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Christine O'Donnell


Christine O’Donnell (she/her) is a Postdoctoral Researcher with a passion for learning how the Universe works and sharing that knowledge with others. Her Ph.D. dissertation was a combination of (1) research into galaxy formation leveraging the power of both observations and simulations and (2) research into developing a framework for inclusivity-driven education in a general-education astronomy course. At ASU, she has worked with both the Center for Gender Equity in Science & Technology (CGEST) and the School of Earth & Space Exploration (SESE). Christine develops, implements, and assesses curricular materials that promote equitable science education through culturally responsive approaches. Her work is designed to empower learners to connect science with their personal/sociocultural identities and thus guides them to become social justice change agents.

  • Ph.D., Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Arizona (08/2020)
  • M.S., Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Arizona (12/2017)
  • M.P.P., Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy, University of Virginia (05/2014)
  • B.A., Astronomy/Physics, University of Virginia (05/2013)