Stephanie Rafanelli

Research Associate

Stephanie is a consulting researcher with the Ardoin Social Ecology Lab. Her research interests include adolescent girls’ participation in extracurricular science, connecting research with practice, and teacher learning. She has more than 20 years of experience in formal and informal settings, including as a classroom science teacher and a private-school administrator. She founded and ran summer and after-school programs focused on nurturing science and environmentally related interests, creative thinking, and leadership; these programs and camps have included Sally Ride Science Camp for Girls and Menlo Summer Explorations. In addition, Stephanie helped develop and launch the Center for Childhood Creativity, an institution focused on linking research on creative thinking and educational practice. Stephanie has a PhD in science education from the Graduate School of Education, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Teacher Education, and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, all from Stanford.