Marisol Mercado Santiago earned a Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University under the supervision of Dr. Alice L. Pawley. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a M.E. in Computer Engineering. She was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow from 2011 to 2014. Her dissertation is titled “Culturally responsive engineering education: A case study of a pre-college introductory engineering course at Tibetan Children’s Village School of Selakui.”
At CREATE for STEM, she works at the Automated Analysis of Constructed Response (AACR) research group.
In her leisure time, she enjoys cooking, birdwatching, walking, bicycling, making crafts, and growing culinary herbs. She also enjoys radio shows in Spanish, documentaries, music videos in Spanish, salsa music, jazz, and comedy shows from her homeland.