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Graduate Student Research Assistant
Institute of Cognitive Science • Penuel Lab

By appointment, feel free to email.

Research Interests: Loraine is passionate about rural science education in Colorado. She used to teach middle school science in Monte Vista, Colorado and was so lucky to have had hilarious, bright, amazing students that inspired her every day. She wouldn't be here working towards a PhD if it weren't for the students of Monte Vista School District. Go pirates! Her goal is to work in research that helps rural teachers give rural students equitable & fun science instruction that rocks! Students who live in the middle of nowhere matter, and she wants to work with teachers that aim to make a difference in the areas that most people don't even know are inhabited.

Bio: Loraine Glidewell is passionate about middle of nowhere places. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. She spent the last decade of her career in the beautiful and mysterious San Luis Valley. She set out to be a fish biologist, but accidentally became a teacher and never looked back.  She earned her Masters Degree in Education through Adams State University thanks to the PEBC Teacher Residency Program which was graciously funded by the Boettcher Foundation. She was fortunate to be selected to participate in the Exploratorium’s Teacher Institute in San Francisco, which was the greatest professional development experience of her life. When she’s not working you can find her fishing, kayaking or hiking in the Colorado mountains.