Dr. Siri Anderson’s has a doctorate in Critical Pedagogy and a MAED in Social Studies. Her educational career includes teaching K-12 learners in Japan, directing a Somali serving charter school, teaching elementary kids who were wards of the state in Boston, and running an award-winning digital divide crossing program in the Hopkins School District where she also taught Social Studies for ten years. She has done economic research for Growth and Justice, qualitative research on Sri Lankan women’s labor force participation for the World Bank and served as Co-Principal Investigator on a five-year National Science Foundation grant (#1513060) assessing the efficacy of various teacher professional development models for integrating racially and gender equitable teaching strategies in secondary STEM and CTE courses. Dr. Anderson served on the 2021 MN Social Studies Standards Review Board and has presented her research on topics such as teaching K-12 teachers computational thinking and coding, and ethical considerations in matters of big data, privacy, and technology integration in K-12 settings. In the summers she sails Lake Superior out of Grand Marais and Bayfield, Wisconsin, reach out if you’d like to learn to sail.