I am a PhD candidate in Educational Psychology, Measurement, and Evaluation at the School of Education at UNC-Chapel Hill. My research interests regard the nature and the measurement of higher order thinking skills as well as how they may change depending on various conditions like the disciplinary domains in which they are instantiated. I have co-authored publications on self-regulated learning and epistemic cognition. My master’s degree is in educational technology. Formerly, as an English as a Foreign Language teacher, I utilized threaded discussion boards to facilitate the growth of communicative language fluency. I am a recent graduate of the Certificate Program in Survey Methodology at the Odum Institute at UNC.