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Dr. Connie Barroso (Garcia) is a Visiting Assistant Professor and ACES Fellow in the Department of Educational Psychology in the School of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Florida State University in 2020. Her research focuses on understanding the beliefs, attitudes, and emotions surrounding the subject of math and how these affective factors are associated with math achievement, STEM career interest, and other achievement outcomes. In her published work so far, Dr. Barroso has investigated the relative importance of math affect and cognition in conjunction with music theory-related affect and cognition on undergraduate music majors’ music theory achievement. She has also published a meta-analysis examining the overall relation between math anxiety and math achievement. Dr. Barroso has received external funding for her work from the American Educational Research Association.