Research Team

Luis Marquez, Graduate Research Assistant

Luis Marquez is a Master of Counseling student at ASU. Born and raised in Las Vegas Nevada, Luis received his B.S. in psychology at Xavier University of Louisiana. He is currently a Graduate Research Assistant for CGEST. His research interests include uncovering barriers to Black women participating in STEM as well as the impact of multiple sources of inequality on Black LGBTQ members. Luis is a published author and his work has been included in XulaNexus.

Rachel Ware, Graduate Research Assistant

Rachel is working with the center on the i3/CompuPower grant. She is a junior studying Computer Science. She has an interest in teaching computer science and STEM topics to children in underrepresented groups. Through her own experience of discovering the ability to study engineering in high school as a woman of color, she is invested in others having the chance to try STEM in an encouraging environment. CGEST works to provide the types of opportunities and research that support these aims.

Pranati Guduru, REU

I am a rising junior at Arizona State University, Barrett the Honors college, studying Computer Science. I got involved with CGEST through the Barrett Fellows Program and am now a student researcher working on the Cozmo/CompuPower grant for the summer and fall semesters. I am extremely passionate about advocating for underrepresented communities, especially women in STEM. I am excited about the project I get to work on because I feel as if I am making an impact by providing support and knowledge to young girls to encourage them into careers in tech. When I graduate, I hope to pursue a career in Software Engineering while continuing to promote gender equality in tech.