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Kristen Koopman

Graduate Assistant for Programs
Kristen Koopman
3021 Torgersen Hall
620 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061


Kristen serves as the Graduate Assistant for Programs in the Global Engineering Education and Research Office.  She supports logistics, planning, and assessment for international opportunities organized through the Dean of Engineering’s Office.


Kristen holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master’s in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech.  She is currently finishing her dissertation for a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies at VT, and her research focuses on social values, science, and science fiction.


Kristen was a member of the inaugural cohort of Science Policy Fellows at the Science and Technology Policy Institute before returning to graduate school.  As a Master’s and Ph.D. student, she gained extensive teaching experience both as a T.A. and an Instructor of Record.  Her work has focused on bridging the gap between STEM and the humanities, from teaching engineers about history to teaching history majors quantitative thinking.