Identity | Shelly Valdez

President, Native Pathways

Shelly Valdez owns and manages an educational consulting business, Native Pathways, located in central New Mexico. Native Pathways focuses on world views of science education, primarily indigenous science. Shelly’s interest and passion for indigenous science has influenced her approaches in the field of education and evaluation, as well as the partners she works with.

In this six-minute video, Shelly shares her perspective on defining and studying STEM identity, particularly as it pertains to native or indigenous "ways of knowing".

The interview was 60 minutes in total—read all of Shelly's responses in the full transcript.

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