Cherie M. Avent received her PhD in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, she taught at the Guilford Technical Community College in North Carolina. Cherie’s work focuses on issues related to social justice in evaluation, communication, and STEM education and evaluation. She has evaluated multiple education projects/programs funded by organizations such as the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, and the College Foundation of North Carolina. Cherie has held positions within the American Evaluation Association STEM Education and Training Topical Interest Group.