Tiffany Hamm, third-year doctoral student in science education, is highlighted by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) as Holmes Scholar of the Week. Smith is part of the first cohort of Holmes Scholars at Syracuse University; the program supports students from historically underrepresented communities enrolled in doctoral programs in education.
Prior to pursuing her doctoral studies, Hamm taught earth science in her hometown of Bronx, New York. She has a B.S. in marine sciences from Stony Brook University and an M.Ed. in Urban Adolescence Education from Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus.
Hamm’s research interest is centered on urban science education. Her life’s work is to study ways to make science education more accessible to students attending schools in urban communities. Hamm recently completed participated in TEDxSyracuseUniversity, where she gave a talk on Urban Narratives in Science Education.