K.C. Busch is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Stanford NGSS Assessment Project at Stanford Center for Assessment, Language & Equity. She holds a Ph.D. in science education from Stanford University as well as an M.A. from the University of Texas in Austin. After completing a B.S. in ecology from Iowa State University, she taught secondary school science in Austin, Texas for twelve years; she also has two years of informal environmental education experience in Africa with the Peace Corps and in Nevada with the National Park Service.