Martha Mullally is an instructor at Carleton University, Department of Biology. She was named the 2021 Carleton University Chair in Teaching Innovation in recognition of her years of dedication to encouraging new teaching practices and rethinking pedagogy in innovative ways within the STEM disciplines. Between 2013-14 she was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Carl Weiman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI) at University of British Columbia, where she began her journey to explore evidence-based pedagogical practices and science education research. Since joining Carleton, she has implemented such practices to positively impact student performance and success rates across the sciences. Martha continues to hone her skills and knowledge by developing a community at Carleton that focuses on a teaching culture that is supportive and encourages efforts to try new approaches in their teaching, often associated with advancing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).