Wanda is currently working on a dissertation for her Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Program Evaluation and Educational Psychology. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, she completed a Master of Science in Applied – Experimental Psychology at Old Dominion University. She has worked on two large scale federal grants; one through the Institute of Education Sciences (IES); and another for through the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Through her work, Wanda has experience collecting, analyzing, and managing both quantitative and qualitative data. Her research interests include self-regulation strategies and motivation interventions in STEM.