MSC 3C, PO Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone: 575-646-2505
Twitter: @STEMxicanEd
Email: pvr@nmsu.edu

Dr. Paulette Vincent-Ruz

Assistant Professor
Chemistry Education Research

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
New Mexico State University

My research perspective is informed by my background: I identify as a Queer Latine cis-woman of color. I was born and raised a settler colonialist on the rightful lands of the Mexica Tribes. I acknowledge that they, and other indigenous peoples of the south, are the first and rightful inhabitants of the lands and waters that are now called Mexico.

English is my second language, and I have an accent when I speak English. I acknowledge that as a light-skinned immigrant in what is called the United States, I participate in the historical and ongoing colonization that has devastated many Indigenous communities in what amounts to genocide. I acknowledge that settlers like myself are responsible, individually and as a group, for the violence and oppression Indigenous people have suffered and continue to suffer.

All these components of my identity shape my way of collecting, representing, and understanding data from marginalized students.


  1. 2019

    Ph.D. Learning Sciences & Policy

    University of Pittsburgh
  2. 2013

    B.Sc. Chemical Engineering

    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México


  1. 2022
    Assistant Professor
    New Mexico State University

Future Leaders in Chemistry

  • 2019
    Future Leaders in Chemistry