Daniel Pimentel is a doctoral student studying Science Education with a cross-specialization in Learning Sciences and Technology Design. He holds a B.S. in Biology and an M.Ed in Secondary Education from Boston College. He also received an Advanced Certificate in Special Education from the Relay Graduate School of Education in New York City. Daniel has taught both middle school science and high school chemistry in Brooklyn. Currently, he is interested in understanding how anchored instruction can support the teaching and learning of scientific practices when students investigate contextualized, real-world phenomena.