Brenda Britsch

Dr. Brenda Britsch currently serves as co-Principal Investigator on the National Girls Collaborative Project and the Computer Science Collaboration Project, two National Science Foundation initiatives that focus on increasing equity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In these roles, Brenda is responsible for dissemination of research-based strategies, making research accessible to practitioners and building capacity of programs and organizations to use research to inform practice. She also develops professional development opportunities and serves as the liaison with project evaluators and content partners. Dr. Britsch has published in the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, an evaluation guide for Out-of-School Time programs, and serves on the Advisory Board for the ISE-funded project, Inquiry in the Community: Building Science Capacity in Science Leaders. Her prior work includes research, evaluation and program development for community-based organizations and educational institutions, including the National Partnership for Quality Afterschool, a U.S. Department of Education funded effort to provide literacy, math, science, and technology resources and professional development to afterschool practitioners. Brenda received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the UC-Santa Barbara.