Dr. Khalkhal is an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering department at SFSU. She has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (2012) and has served as a postdoc fellow at Yale University (2012-2013) and UC Berkeley (2014-2016). Her research is focused on extending the understanding of physics of soft matter and development of the structure-property relationship in complex fluids.
Edward J. Rovera graduated from the University of California Irvine with a BA in Psychology and earned his MS Ed (emphasis in Educational Technology Leadership) from the California State University Hayward (now CSU East Bay). He joined the San Francisco State University School of Nursing in 2008 as a Nursing Informatics Specialist and is currently the Simulation Educator there. He was certified by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare as a Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) and a Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) in 2015. Mr.
Constance Gordon is an Assistant Professor in Communication Studies at San Francisco State University. Her interdisciplinary research interests traverse the subfields of environmental communication, organizational communication, rhetoric, and cultural studies where she explores the ways in which power and resistance are organized in spaces undergoing economic and ecological transformation.