Lynne Zummo is a doctoral candidate in Science Education within the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at Stanford. Her research examines the influence of political ideologies, or systems of beliefs, on youths' reasoning about climate change. This work argues that science education and science educators must attend to cultural commitments and belief systems, such as political ideology, when designing learning experiences. Lynne's research takes place in K-12 science classrooms across the United States, as well as in informal science learning contexts.
Prior to attending Stanford, Lynne earned a B.A. in Environmental Geology from Middlebury College and a M.S. in Earth Sciences from Dartmouth College. She has worked as a science educator in both formal and informal contexts, including as a backcountry interpretive naturalist in New Hampshire, as a high school teacher in Washington, D.C., and as a teacher educator in the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) at Stanford. Lynne is supported by the Stanford Graduate Fellowship.