Tashera Gale, PhD, serves as Director of Research and Evaluation at Higher Ed Insight. She is a passionate social scientist who employs asset-based approaches and culturally responsive practices, appreciating and leveraging the richness that exists within diverse populations. Dr. Gale contributes her experience as a past Syracuse University STEM Fellow primarily focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educational and career pathways for under-represented populations. As a critical scholar, Dr. Gale identifies permeating systemic disparities hindering equitable outcomes for marginalized groups, and highlights techniques to counter their impacts. She advocates for equity and inclusion, both of which are central to her engagements in scholarship and service. Dr. Gale holds a PhD in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation from Syracuse University. She earned her master’s degree in the same field, as well as a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and sociology from Syracuse University.