Christopher G. Wright, PhD is an Associate Professor of STEM Education in the Department of Teaching, Learning, & Curriculum (TLC) at Drexel University. Christopher is also Co-Founder and Co-Director of the In/formal Learning Linking Engineering, Science, & Technology Lab (The ILLEST Lab). Christopher’s research focuses on reimagining, designing, and studying STEM learning environments that affirm, cultivate, and build upon the cultural, linguistic, and intellectual resources that young people bring to engaging in engineering, science, and making. Understanding that learning in k-12 contexts inevitably takes place at powered boundaries of culture, race, class, & language, this research highlights the experiences of those from communities that have been historically excluded from engineering and science. Specifically situated research that privileges asset-based frameworks, Christopher utilizes a variety of research methodologies, including the (a) deployment of critical ethnographic methodologies for exploring and uncovering rich intellectual and linguistic resources that Black children draw upon while engaging in and navigating STEM spaces and (b) design and study of model STEM learning environments that support learning and identity development.