Caroline Walsh is a postdoctoral fellow in the Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) Program at the Ford School. Her research interests focus on STEM education policy and how to address gender and minority disparities in STEM fields through formal and informal science education. In addition to teaching PUBPOL 481, an introduction to science, technology, and public policy course for undergraduates, Caroline functions as the STPP managing director, working to rebuild and grow the program. A former UM STPP student herself, Caroline holds an undergraduate degree from Smith College and a PhD from the University of Michigan, both in Neuroscience. Her dissertation research examined the function of microglia, the resident immune cells of the central nervous system, during nervous system development, using the zebrafish retina as a model.