Natalie Harr Ylizarde is a doctoral student in Science Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a member of the UMD Learning Sciences Workgroup. Natalie's research interests include climate change education, computational thinking, STEM early learning, and teacher professional development. She has taught kindergarten and first grade in Ohio and was a 2013-2015 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the National Science Foundation (NSF). As a teacher-liaison for Dr. Richard Lee’s NSF-funded Antarctic Research team (Miami University, Oxford) Natalie has spent time at the Palmer Station, Antarctica (2012, 2016, 2017, upcoming).