Dr. Crystal Morton is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Urban Teacher Education at IUPUI School of Education. Currently, she serves as the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Director of Research for the Great Lakes Equity Center. She is Past-President of the Benjamin Banneker Association and serves on the Tech Point Foundation for Youth board. Dr. Morton’s scholarly work focuses on secondary mathematics education, emphasizing the role of informal STEM learning in fostering equitable and transformative mathematics teaching and learning experiences. She primarily examines the learning experiences and specifically mathematics learning experiences of Black girls in grades 3-12. As a former high school mathematics teacher, she is passionate about providing historically marginalized populations opportunities to become the next generation of STEM professionals, leaders and decision-makers.