I am a Professor in the Department of Education Studies and Associate Dean in the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. I received my B.A. from UCSD and my Ph.D. in Education from UCLA. My goals are to improve policy and practice in education and advance knowledge about educational change. My research focuses primarily on K-12 educational reform and policy, particularly with regard to issues of equity and the professional lives of educators. I teach courses in qualitative research methods and educational change and am actively involved in mentoring. I engage in collaborative work with education practitioners and policymakers locally and across the globe who share my passion for improving schooling for all students.