McDonnell Family Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University
Greses Pérez is the McDonnell Family Assistant Professor in Engineering Education in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Tufts University with secondary appointments in Mechanical Engineering and Education. As an Afro-Latina engineer and learning scientist, she has dedicated her career to investigating the experiences of Afro-Latina/e/x/o, Latina/e/o/x and Black students in engineering. Greses is the Co-PI of two NSF grants and the PI of a NSF CAREER grant all focused on investigating the link between disciplinary practices and community practices of Black, Latinx/e and Afro-Latinx/e people. In her recent NSF CAREER, she investigates the link between Black-Latinx practices and engineering practices. In one of the other projects, she specializes in the critical study of climate technologies in connection with the health and well-being of multilingual and multicultural communities. Synthesizing expertise in climate technology, science communication, and multilingual education, she engages communities in investigating, designing, and communicating critical environmental knowledge about community-based technological systems. She earned a Ph.D. in Learning Sciences and Technology Design with a focus on Engineering Education from Stanford University.
Thank you to SACNAS UIUC for supporting Greses' attendance of weSTEM!