Clarissa Sorensen-Unruh


I am bi and I am a chemistry professor. //

I’m a full-time chemistry faculty member at CNM Community College (since 2002) and have taught a broad array of chemistry classes in several formats, including F2F, distance and active learning. I’ve served as chemistry department chair, NIH IRACDA/ASERT subaward PI, IRB member, and as chemistry department liaison to the University of New Mexico (UNM). I’m also currently a graduate student in both statistics (MS) and Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences (PhD) at UNM. In addition to my studies, I spend time as a science communicator, including a guest spot on the AAAS Science NetLinks “5 Questions for a Scientist” blog, a curator on @RealScientists, and as a symposium organizer and committee volunteer for the American Chemical Society (ACS). I identify as cis bisexual and enjoy mentoring and promoting queer students. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with my wife of 20+ years and my 12-year-old son.