Natalie Gomez


Natalie Gomez
California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, CA 92834



Natalie earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry in Spring 2015 from California State University, Fullerton. She was a member of Dr. Gonzalez’s chemical education research group. Her research project explored experienced university instructors’ use of visual representations and gestures as a means of developing representational competence for promoting students’ understanding of molecular mechanisms that have macroscopic manifestation in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and biomedical disciplines. She presented her research project at the Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research in 2014. Natalie’s work contributed to a research project funded by NASA Visionaries mini-grant through the Gordon Research Conference on Visualization and Science Education. She plans to teach chemistry and/or physics to high school students and is currently enrolled in CSUF’s teaching credential program.