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Our very own Instructor for the STEM Transformation Institute, Dr. Idaykis Rodriguez, was recently featured as a member spotlight on the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) website.

Dr. Rodriguez discusses her experience as a Latina woman in the field, who inspired her love of physics, as well as her involvement in the AAPT.

“One of the most common questions people ask me is, “How did you get interested in pursuing physics?”. It is a question commonly asked not only because we often care to learn about personal stories, but also because people are curious and want to learn more about how a Latina woman became interested in physics, which is not a typical sight in our field. To challenge that specific notion is the reason I continue to pursue physics and teach others, like me, to engage with it.” said Dr. Rodriguez.

Read the full AAPT spotlight to learn more about our inspiring instructor.