Eric Williams is a second year physics Ph.D. student and is part of the FIU Physics Education Research Group. He tutored physics extensively throughout high school, and earned his B.S. in Physics at Rutgers University. After graduating summa cum laude in 2013, Eric has continued his love of physics education and now works with Dr. Eric Brewe. He is currently studying informal learning environments, using Network Analysis methods, in order to identify the factors that contribute to student retention and persistence in STEM education.