Mia S. Shaw is a doctoral student in the Teaching, Learning, and Leadership department at Penn’s Graduate School of Education. Before her program, she was a middle school science teacher and maker educator. Within STE(A)M education, Mia is interested in examining the affordances of making for Black and Brown youth, particularly in the spheres of identity development, student voice, and counter-storytelling. Her current research involves designing and facilitating learning activities within computer science and design biology. Outside of her research, Mia is a cartoonist and illustrator.