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Brandi Cannon

Doctoral Student


Brandi Cannon is a 2nd year PhD student studying Science Education with a cross-specialization in Race, Inequality, Language in Education. They were born and raised in Houston, Texas, but spent the last six years living in NYC and recognizes both as home. She has spent both undergraduate and graduate school studying botany and the conservation and ecology of parasitic plants, a path which led her to loving and teaching middle school science. Brandi is interested in how Black educators and students embody tenets of Afrofuturism to dream and create inclusive diverse curriculum in K-12 science spaces. At CSET Brandi supports science teachers in the Digital Pedagogies program and analysis of the Wipro Science Education Fellowship. Beyond Stanford she is an avid gardener and mother to her two adorable, but devious cats.