From Designing Education Lab
- Center for Design Research
424 Panama Mall, Bldg. 560
Stanford, CA 94305-2206
Helena is studying Biomechanical Engineering as a Stanford undergraduate and will graduate in 2014.
She joined the DEL in the summer of 2012. Her research focus is on how to retain girls and women in STEM fields, particularly in high school and college. She is investigating the conditional effects of gender on the high school and undergraduate experiences and conducted a literature review to assess best practices for secondary and post-secondary educators.
Helena writes for the Stanford Journal of Public Health and is part of the Stanford Society of Women Engineers. She is also the Community Service coordinator for Cardinal Council (Stanford's student-athlete advisory committee). Helena has a passion for design, human movement, and high performance sailing - especially when it involves carbon fiber. She has been Captain of the Varsity Sailing Team for two years and is on the Olympic Development Team.
- B.S., Biomechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2014 (expected)