Archana is a PhD student in Science Education at the Graduate School of Education. Prior to starting her PhD, she was a research associate at SK Partners, where she worked towards building measurement and evaluation capacities in informal STEM education. Archana earned an MA in Education from Stanford after completing an MS in Molecular Biology from the University of Toledo and a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Mumbai. Previously she taught field-trip programs at the California Academy of Sciences where she developed a keen interest in conservation and sustainability education. Archana has a deep passion for science, which comes from spending several years doing laboratory research in biology. She also taught undergraduate biology for 3 years at the University of Toledo. Her current research interests include evaluation in informal education, developing innovative measures of learning, and professional training for informal educators.