Montoya is a first-year doctoral student specializing in Teaching, Learning, and Educational Improvement (TLEI). His research interests include language use in STEM and CTE pathways, and equitable routes to college and career. He is advised by Professor Mark Warschauer and Associate Professor Hosun Kang.
The Educating for Careers Conference is an annual professional development event focused on career technical education (CTE). The conference features a variety of delivery systems, strategies, and Industry Sectors throughout the CTE system.
Leveraging a researcher-practitioner partnership, we created a Virtual Design and Construction pathway for social mobility. The pathway leads from high school to post-HS institutions: community colleges, adult education, apprenticeship, state university, and graduate research. Students were mentored virtually by researchers, engineers, policymakers, labor leaders, and educators in college-level project-based coursework.