Dr. Lama Jaber is an Assistant Professor of Science Education in the School of Teacher Education at Florida State University and a core faculty in the FSU-Teach program. Lama earned her doctorate in science education at Tufts University where she also worked as a post-doctoral researcher for one year prior to joining FSU. Her research examines learners’ disciplinary engagement in science, in particular learners’ feelings and emotions within that engagement, both in face-to-face and online learning environments. She also studies how teachers promote disciplinary engagement through responsive teaching practices and examines the role of teachers’empathy in that process. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, including an NSF Early CAREER grant and another NSF-funded project with colleagues at FSU. In addition, she was recently awarded the 2021 Early Career Research Award from NARST, A Global Organization for Improving Science Education.