Deirdre graduated with a Master's in Education from Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles CA, with a focus on Digital Learning. Her thesis subject was Women and Minorities in STEM: A Study of Their Successes and Challenges in Post-Secondary Education Settings. Deirdre loves teaching science and enjoys exploring hands-on activities with her students. Some of her favorite projects have been designing and building roller coasters, bridges, and waterproof houses.
In her free time, she enjoys filmmaking: her documentary Gear Girls, focusing on an all a Black and Latinx robotics team, as well as women in STEM, will be out later this year! Deirdre is also a published children's author. Her first book, Skye and Moon: Space Explorers, is about a young girl who travels to space on her birthday.