Claudia Torres Garibay collaborates with the Right Question Institute (RQI) coordinating activities that support the work of the Question Formulation Theory team. Priorly she was tenured faculty at Oregon Institute of Technology, where she taught several courses and laboratories in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy, in addition to service roles in various administrative positions, including department chair and program director. Her most recent academic assignment is as a lecturer in the Materials Science and Engineering department at the University of California Davis.
Her first exposure to the RQI and the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) was through a webinar sponsored by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). She then earned the certificate Teaching Students To Ask Their Own Questions offered by Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her collaboration with Andrew Minigan on the implementation of QFT in two engineering courses led to a presentation in the 2020 ASEE Virtual Conference, a professional development workshop offered to Oregon Tech faculty, and a webinar sponsored by the RQI.
Claudia holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (2007), a M.S. in Materials Science from the Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados (Mexico, 2000), and a B.S. in Electrical and Industrial Engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico de Chihuahua (Mexico, 1996).