Guillermo Ibarrola Recalde received both a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Chemistry and a Master of Arts in Physical Inorganic Chemistry, Materials and Nanotechnology from Queens College of the City University of New York. During his tenure at Queens College, Guillermo was hired as an adjunct lecturer for a diverse range of introductory chemistry courses. It was then when his passion for teaching sparked his interest in the field of science education. In September 2016, he entered the PhD Program in Chemistry at Drexel University, focusing his research in Chemical Education under the guidance of Dr. Daniel B. King. During his tenure at Drexel University, Guillermo was awarded with both the 2018 College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Assistant Excellence Award and the 2018 Drexel University Teaching Assistant Excellence Award. In the fall of 2018, he transferred to the PhD Program in STEM Education and is currently working under the supervision of Dr. Toni Sondergeld. Guillermo brings the two disciplines together, Chemistry and STEM Education, in his research on active learning practices applied to the college chemistry classroom. His hobbies include traveling, photography and playing with his dog Skittles.