Public Philosophy: Education Research I held a joint appointment in School of Physical Sciences and Humanities Center (2020-2021). The aim of the project is to examine the disparity in representation and experience in STEM, through the lens of history, race, and gender, to help develop a roadmap for removing such inequalities through policy and education. I facilitate philosophical thinking and discourse with 5th graders at elementary schools around Southern California. Our study investigates the impact of direct writing instruction in doctoral education. We propose that graduate students need the opportunity to enter a community of practice, where mentoring is done through example, and holistic instruction that takes into account all aspects of the writing process from time management to technique. I work with Duncan Pritchard on revising undergraduate education at UCI, with an emphasis on virtue development. I organize “Ask a Philosopher”booths around Orange County. This booth engages the public in conversation with philosophers, making philosophy accessible to the public, hopefully narrowing problematic gaps in gender and socio-economic status historically present in the philosophical discipline.