Dr. Haverkamp (she/her) recently completed her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering with a doctoral minor in Queer Studies at Oregon State University. Her research explores the experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming students in engineering and computer science, such as their sources of community support and collective resiliency in the face of adversity. Other topics of academic interest are capitalism & climate change, ethics and social justice, and spirituality in STEM.
Dr. Haverkamp serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Engineering, Social Justice, and Peace, an open-source scholarly publication exploring the intersections of engineering and inequity across the globe. She also has involvement in American Society for Engineering Education and Society of Women Engineers. Before her Ph.D., Dr. Haverkamp has worked as an engineer in the Federal government and served as a science education volunteer with the Peace Corps in Liberia.
She is currently a labor organizer supporting healthcare and hospital workers in Seattle, and previously served as President of Coalition of Graduate Employees, American Federation of Teachers Local 6069 at Oregon State University. She is a dual-card International Workers of the World union member and also a member of Socialist Alternative.