Nicole Mancevice is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research focuses on disciplinary literacy, curriculum design, and teachers’ professional learning. As a CONNECT fellow, Nicole partnered with teachers to co-design and study instructional strategies and lessons to support students’ reading in social studies. Her dissertation is a design-based research project that examines instructional approaches for teaching elementary school students how to read and evaluate historical texts. Nicole holds a B.A. in English from Connecticut College, and an Ed.M. in Language and Literacy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.