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June 2022


The Graduate Student Association (GSA) and the Graduate College welcome the Drexel community to join us for our next Scholars Share: Conversations on Graduate Student Research to hear from current graduate students and postdocs about their Drexel experience and research endeavors moderated by a faculty or professional staff member who will facilitate questions and discussion from the audience.

For more information about Scholars Share and to sign up to present, visit the Scholars Share: Conversations on Graduate Student Research main page.

Thursday, June 2, 2022
12 - 1 p.m. ET

Virtual via Zoom

Download the Flyer [PDF]

Watch the Recording [Drexel Streams]

Featured Speakers:

Utilizing Design-Based Learning and Sociotransformative Constructivism to Inform Engineering Professional Development for K-12 Teachers

Tajma Cameron, MS, MATTajma Cameron

PhD Student in Educational Leadership and Policy
School of Education

My preferred full name is Tajma Cameron, and I obtained a BS in Biology and MS in Biotechnology Studies, and a MAT with a concentration in Biology. I am a certified Biology teacher in Maryland and Pennsylvania. I am currently in the Ph.D. in Education program in the School of Education with a concentration in Education Leadership and Policy. I am originally from Brooklyn, NY and I chose Drexel for my graduate education due to the diversity in the School of Education and an emphasis on asset-based research when focusing on Black and Brown students. What I love most about Drexel is the knowledge that the professors are sharing through coursework, assistantships, and projects. My research interest revolves around the role of culturally affirming STEM enrichment programs in fostering the formation of Black girls’ STEM identity. My career goals include becoming a professor to pre-service teachers and focusing on the ways in which teachers can use culturally sustaining curriculums and instructional practices to become quality teachers that are culturally competent. Some key accomplishments to date have been being accepted to major conferences such as the Hawaii International Education Conference, NERA, SERA, and CQIE. Also, my colleague Turea Hutson and I were awarded the third-place poster winners at the Drexel conference in 2021 and I had an OP-ED published in February 2021 with the Philadelphia Inquirer, and most recently being a recipient of the Teck-Kah Lim subsidy award for 2022.


Sinhead Meehan, MAEdSinead Meehan

PhD Student in STEM Education
School of Education

Sinead Meehan, MAEd is a PhD student in the School of Education and research assistant in Dr. Wright's Informal Learning Linking Engineering Science and Technology (ILLEST) Lab. Sinead holds a Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate (PK-9) and an American Montessori Society Credential (6-9). Her experiences as a student, teacher, and teacher educator have led her to examine the ways in which STEM-focused teacher preparation and professional development can be conceptualized through a lens of equity and social justice.

A Freirean Journey Toward Discovery and Liberation

Neisha Terry Young, MANeisha Terry Young

PhD Student in Educational Leadership and Policy
School of Education

Neisha Terry Young is a Ph.D. student in the Education Leadership and Policy program in the School of Education at Drexel University. She is an immigrant-citizen from Jamaica, with over 12 years of experience as a middle and high school educator in Jamaica and the United States. She holds a BA (summa cum laude) and an MA in English. For Neisha, the strong commitment to diversity and equity at Drexel University has been the perfect place to develop her research, as she explores the intersectional identities of immigrant students and the ways in which policy, curriculum, and pedagogy can be leveraged to support the development of immigrant students’ multifaceted identities in agentive ways.

We're Queer, We're Here? Visibility & Inclusion in Athletic Spaces

Casper Voyles, MPHCasper Voyles

PhD Candidate, Community Health and Prevention
Dornsife School of Public Health

Casper Voyles, MPH (he/him) is a PhD Candidate in Community Health and Prevention at Dornsife School of Public Health. Originally from the great state of Minnesota, he grew up playing ice hockey and later translated his skating skills to roller derby; each of these settings (along with track & field) inspired his interest in sports inclusion for sexual and gender minorities (SGM), which is currently the focus of his dissertation. Dornsife's expertise in SGM health initially brought Casper to Drexel and Philadelphia to complete his Master of Public Health and has valued the mentorship and opportunities he received throughout his graduate studies. Casper also has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Russian Language & Culture from Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

GSA Representative:

Layla BouzoubaaLayla Bouzoubaa

PhD Student in Information Science
College of Computing and Informatics
Graduate College Doctoral Fellow
Student Development Subcommittee Member
GSA's Academic Affairs Committee

Layla is a Moroccan-American professional learner, first-generation student, and advocate for equity in tech. She is a PhD student in Information Science and a Drexel Blue Fellow. Layla spent several years in her previous role as the Lead Research Analyst at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences where she focused primarily on Substance Use Disorder and occasionally got to work on projects in cancer, urology and COVID-19. In addition to being a research analyst she also had the privilege of satisfying her love for teaching by co-instructing “Machine Learning & Data Science for Public Health Research” where she taught some of her favorite topics like version control with Git, modern R programming and developing web applications. In the community, Layla virtually co-organizes the Miami chapter of R-Ladies, is a Google WomenTechmakers Ambassador and is a facilitator of Google’s #IamRemarkable initiative. She is eager to pursue her research interests at Drexel where she hopes to traverse the intersection of natural language processing methodology, substances of abuse and filling knowledge gaps with an array of novel data sources. While she's not chasing her academic dreams, Layla enjoys hiking, improving her green thumb and cultivating her appreciation for wines.

Professional Staff Moderator:

sandra strang headshotSandra Strang, EdM

Director of Communications & Events
Graduate College
Communications Liaison, Project Manager
Drexel 2030 - Designing The Future Strategic Plan Implementation CORE Team