Christine Chew is a first year doctoral student studying Science Education. Christine is the research assistant for the Noyce Teaching Scholars program, which funds select talented math and science teachers-to-be who are studying in the UW Teacher Education Program. Her research interests center around student engagement and motivation, particularly with respect to science and technology; Christine is interested in practices (both student and teacher preparation) that are most effective in instilling core competencies that both enable and motivate participation in math and science at higher levels and as careers.
Christine taught chemistry, biology and bio/chem at Redmond High School. Currently the Executive Director of College Access Now, she leads the Seattle non-profit organization that is dedicated to making college admission possible for talented, motivated and economically disadvantaged students who will be the first generation in their families to attend college. Christine has also worked in the environmental science and computer technology industries.