Julie Risien

Risien-11Julie is pursuing her PhD. with a focus on transformative learning networks in higher education using the frames of landscapes of practice, organizational change, and social learning theory. She lives in Corvallis, OR and works as Associate Director of the Oregon State University Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning and is the faculty lead for the OSU Research Impacts Network. Her focus is on investigating and enhancing the quality of research impacts, working to redefine undergraduate success, and working across campus to support transformation of STEM education practices. Julie has a decade of experience working in university-based in research organizations including Oregon Sea Grant and the Institute for Natural Resources. Prior to her work as research administrator, Julie worked for non-profit organizations and as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer on marine conservation issues including planning and policy initiatives, citizen-science, habitat restoration, marine reserves, endangered species, environmental education, and community-based conservation programing. Julie has a BA from Prescott College for the Environment with focus on marine ecology and MSc. in Marine Resource Management from OSU. She serves as an advisor to the OSU Office of Research Development, and sits on the National Alliance for Broader Impacts steering committee.

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