Poh Tan, PhD ’08, PhD ’19
Poh is pursuing a second doctorate degree in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She is an entrepreneur, a stem cell biologist, an educator, a volunteer and a mother. She obtained her first PhD from the Faculty of Medicine at UBC focusing on the biology of blood stem cells. Her experience led her to a successful career in the biotechnology sector and eventually, helped her become a successful entrepreneur with two businesses. After becoming a mother, she found her true passion – science education in the early years. Yearning to learn more about how preschoolers learn, she decided to pursue a second PhD to understand early learners development to hopefully one day, see the world as her children see it every day – as a fascinating and new place to learn. Her research is focused on understanding early scientific literacy through self-study and reflective practices. Her specific research questions are:
- What are the characteristics of an educator to help develop reflective thinking in a young child?
- What elements are important in a learning environment to cultivate a reflective student?
- How can Schön’s coaching model be applied to develop a reflective student?
In addition to her editorial role at Ed Review, Poh is part of the Community Scientist Initiative and Scientist in Schools Programs at the Telus World of Science, a graduate writing facilitator for the SFU library, an industry mentor for the Beedie School of Business and is active on the scientific panel at the Rare Genomics Institute. One of Poh’s career highlights included an invitation to be a TEDx Stanley Park presenter. Click here to view Poh’s TEDx talk.
Jacqueline Barreiro, PhD ’19,
Jacky is a doctoral candidate in the Curriculum Theory and Implementation program in Simon Fraser University. She is interested in posthumanist and new materialist theories in so far as they provide a new way of understanding the role of humans and nonhuman agency in pedagogical practices. Her doctoral inquiry focuses specifically on the educational implications of posthumanist theories as pedagogical tools of critique.
In the course of her 20 plus years of educational career, she has been a teacher for different grades in the K-12 system in the USA and in Ecuador. At the university level, she has taught in Ecuador, USA, and more recently in Canada. She has also been the principal of two schools in Ecuador: Sierra Flor School and the British School Quito. Furthermore, she has worked as a consultant to the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education. Jacky lives happily with her wife in Burnaby.
Daniel Ferraz, MA ’19
Daniel is an MA student in Educational Psychology program. He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the Universidade São Marcos in São Paulo, Brazil. Currently, his thesis focuses on critical psychology in social cultural theory. He is also an executive member of the Education Graduate Student Association (EGSA) and an EGSA representative for the ACIE committee. He joined SFU Education Review in May 2018 as Web Administrator and looks forward to working with the journal team to further develop and improved the journal’s online platform for it’s readers.
Eric is an alumnus of Simon Fraser University, he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Appied Sciences; majoring in Mechatronic Systems Engineering . He joined SFU Education Review Journal in March 2019, as a Web Administrator to help develop and improve the website for the journal. Currently, he is working as a software developer. Eric enjoys trying new restaurants/cuisines, reading books, playing board games, and working on home projects. He grew up playing ice hockey but recently bceame interested in indoor bouldering as he enjoys the challenge.