Dr. Linda Strubbe

Dr. Linda Strubbe is Co-Founder and Co-Director of WAISSYA. She is passionate about science education, especially in underserved communities. Linda earned her Ph.D in Astrophysics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2011 and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics. Partly inspired by her work with WAISSYA, in 2015 she decided to shift her career from astrophysics research to science education. She spent three years as a Science Teaching & Learning Fellow at the University of British Columbia, designing curricula, teaching courses, and offering professional development in teaching to faculty and teaching assistants. In August 2018, Linda began as a Research Associate with Kansas State University and the online teaching resource PhysPort. Her current work is studying how physics and astronomy faculty learn how to teach, and designing resources to support faculty in their teaching.

Linda leads the Team Strategy and Leadership group