Magdalene Moy is a Ph.D. candidate in the Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies doctoral program with a concentration in STEM education. Magdalene received a B.S. from the University of California, Riverside with a major in biology and a minor in women's’ studies. She also has earned a M.S. in microbiology and immunology from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.
Her interest in STEM education developed during her undergraduate education where she served as the president of the California Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. During her tenure she was responsible for encouraging undergraduates, particularly minority students, to participate in scientific laboratory research. Prior to attending Drexel University, Magdalene was employed as the Assistant Director of Teaching Laboratories in Drexel’s Biology department and as an adjunct professor at Rowan University.
Magdalene’s current projects include the Easley Space Camp, Sports Scientists, and the Parallel Programming Project. She co-designed the Philly Scientists curriculum, which included a mobile application for increasing biodiversity in Philadelphia. She is affiliated with the Pittsburgh Learning Commons, an educational non-profit focusing on STEM education in informal settings. Her current work focuses on Europa Universalis IV, a historical grand strategy game and it's associated affinity spaces.