About the Author
Christa Flores is a facilitator and researcher of Problem-based Science, an approach to science literacy with an emphasis on material science, design thinking, working in collaborative teams, sharing work and entrepreneurialism. Before joining the Maker Movement in Education, she taught lab-based science for 10 years in New York City. Christa graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in Biological Anthropology, has done graduate work in primatology research through the New York Consortium of Evolutionary Primatology and obtained a masters in Secondary Science Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is also a Stanford FabLearn Fellow studying making in education through an NSF grant with a focus on how to assess student learning in a maker classroom. Christa is a co-author of Meaningful Making, Projects and Inspirations for Fab labs and Makerspaces. She is passionate about researching and designing meaningful making experiences for all ages, in informal learning environments.