I am an assistant professor in the ATLAS Institute and Computer Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

My research group, the Laboratory for Playful Computation, focuses on the design of playful and constructionist learning environments. I study how engineering computational systems, including videogames, simulations, and social media, can help learners to further their personal interests. To do so, I create new technologies for learning and investigate how people, including students and teachers, use them to learn together.

I received my PhD from Northwestern University in Learning Sciences, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Games+Learning+Society group at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I studied computer science and cognitive science at the University of California, San Diego, where I was a member of the Distributed Cognition and Human-Computer Interaction Lab.

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