Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens

Position title: Post-Doctoral Researcher at Northwestern University

My time in the UW-Madison Learning Sciences program helped me realize my interests in designing innovative curricula and to develop the skills I need to be a successful academic. Because of the immersive cognitive apprenticeship style of the program, I worked closely with my advisor and colleagues. I learned not only writing and analysis skills but also the ways of thinking, being, and communicating that characterize academia. This training prepared me for a smooth transition to a research postdoc at Northwestern, and I am certain I will continue to draw on my experiences from the UW-Madison Learning Sciences program in my future positions.