Gabriela Weaver, Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Director of the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, oversees initiatives across the CTFD, represents both the CTFD and the broader University on issues of teaching, learning, and faculty development, and is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry. Prior to joining UMass Amherst, Gabriela served as the Jerry and Rosie Semler Director of the Discovery Learning Research (DLRC) and Professor of Chemistry and Science Education at Purdue University. The DLRC was founded in 2004 with a mission to advance STEM education, at all academic levels, through research and innovation. Working in collaboration with partners across all schools and colleges at Purdue, the DLRC managed and is an active participant in approximately 20 externally funded research projects in any given year. Those grants have brought over $118 million in funding to Purdue since 2004. Prior to Gabriela’s appointment to lead the DLRC, she served as the associate head of the Department of Chemistry at Purdue. She was also a member of the faculty at the University of Colorado, Denver, and received her doctorate in chemical physics from the University of Colorado, Boulder.