Klaudja Caushi was born in Albania and raised in Greece. In 2014 she moved to Boston to pursue her higher education. In 2018 she graduated with a BS in biology and a minor in chemistry, as a first-generation college student. Caushi got her first introduction in chemistry education research while a sophomore undergraduate student in the lab of Hannah Sevian. At that time, she was closely working with Vesal Dini, a post doc in the Sevian research group, on developing and investigating an approach to transforming chemistry teaching through engagement in classroom Formative Assessment (FA) that redirects teachers’ attention, interpretation, and action toward the development of meaningful chemical thinking. She is now a first-year PhD student focusing on chemistry education research. Caushi is passionate about teaching chemistry and research and hopes one day to combine the two. In her free time, you will find her either in a hip-hop class or a yoga class.