Member, Earth and Planetary Sciences Alumni Advisory Board
Ivan Carabajal is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Education at the University of Cincinnati with support from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. His research focuses on enhancing access and inclusion in the geosciences by understanding and developing teaching practices that support the needs of students with physical and sensory disabilities. A former participant in both the Geological Society of America’s Mosaics in Science and Geoscientist-in-the-parks programs, Mr. Carabajal draws on his past experiences in geoscience outreach and teaching to develop new ways of instruction that benefit all learners. Currently, Mr. Carabajal serves on the Executive Committee of the International Association for Geoscience Diversity (IAGD), a nonprofit organization that advocates for improved access to the geoscience disciplines for students and geoscientists with disabilities. He earned his Master of Science in geoscience education at the University of Cincinnati in 2017, and his Bachelor of Science in geology at UC Davis in 2013.