Alexandra Werth is currently a post-doctoral researcher at University of Colorado Boulder studying undergraduate physics students develop research skills during instructional labs. Prior to joining the physics education research team at CU Boulder. She attended Swarthmore College, a small liberal arts college outside of Philadelphia, for undergrad where she received dual degrees in general Engineering and Physics in 2014. After graduating, Alex returned to her hometown of Princeton for graduate school where she received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. Her thesis work was conducted in Professor Claire Gmachl’s group where she worked on a project developing a non-invasive, mid-infrared glucose sensor for diabetes management.