Diley (Dyla) Hernández started her Psychology studies at the University of Havana and received her B.A. in Psychology from New Mexico State University in 2004. She then completed a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at The University of Arizona. Her areas of specialization include motivation, learning and cognition, instructional methods, human development, cross-cultural studies in education, and social psychology. She has taught a variety of education and human development courses at several institutions over the years. Her research interests include the impact of stereotype and social identity threat on the academic achievement and motivation of minority students, the cross-cultural variation of motivational processes, and Latino student’s academic achievement in STEM education. Currently, she works as a Senior Research Scientist for the Center for Education, Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC), and serves as the Director of the GoSTEM and the CAPACiTY programs.