Jordan Osness

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2021-2022
PhD Student, Molecular and Cellular Biology
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Jordan is a doctoral student in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, with an emphasis in Science Education. She grew up in Gilbert, AZ, and graduated from the University of Arizona with bachelor's degrees in both Molecular & Cellular Biology and Physiology & Medical Sciences, and a minor in Biochemistry. Her research is focused on how teaching beliefs change in an inquiry-based lab, what factors contribute to those changes, and how evolving teaching beliefs influence pedagogical practices in the classroom. She hopes to apply her research to revising professional development programs for the teaching assistants. After finishing her doctoral program, Jordan plans to become a biology professor and continue researching improvements in science education. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking, watching movies, playing video games, and attending theatre productions.