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Kirk Rogers, Jr.

Graduate Teaching Consultant

Kirk Rogers, Jr. is a PhD candidate in UC San Diego’s Department of Education Studies. His research interests include uncovering the institutional and systemic mechanisms that inhibit access to STEM for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC). His dissertation research centers math as a major gatekeeper for BIPOC students interested in pursuing STEM careers. Kirk taught middle school math and science in Atlanta, GA for six years and continues to work with youth, teaching at a STEAM summer camp every summer. His future goal is to make the P—20 STEM pipeline more inclusive by pushing back against traditional notions of scientists and mathematicians to include BIPOC students and women.