Tyler Donaldson is pursuing her masters in Applied Anthropology from the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. With SEIRI, Tyler works as a research assistant on a National Science Foundation funded IUSE: GEOPATHS project that implements mixed methods research to better engage students from underrepresented backgrounds in the geoscience through community-engaged programs in Indianapolis. The project utilizes thematic learning communities and place based learning theory to create an applied geoscience setting for students.