Josie Otto Ph.D. Candidate

Office: Biology 435

Phone: (000) 000-0000


Google Scholar:


  • Colorado State University, Ph.D. Student
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, M.S.


I integrate my disciplinary training in ecology and science education to study how early-career ecologists develop and strengthen their ecological literacy and identity.


  • Fostering scientific literacy in undergraduate biology students through preprint peer review.Josie L. Otto, Gary McDowell, Meena M. Balgopal, Rebecca Lijek Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education.
  • STEM teacher agency during the pandemic: Navigating challenges by accessing professional and personal capital. Elizabeth D. Diaz-Clark, Josie L. Otto, Danielle E. Lin Hunter, Diane S. Wright, Laura B. Sample McMeeking, Andrea E. Weinberg, Meena M. Balgopal Science Education.