About Me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and (by courtesy) the School of Education, the Department of Information Science, and the Technology, Cybersecurity, and Policy Program at the University of Colorado Boulder.

I received my PhD in the Learning Sciences from Northwestern University, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Games+Learning+Society center at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I was an Independent Studies major 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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Research Group

The Laboratory for Playful Computation creates playful and constructionist learning environments.

We study how designing and building computational systems (e.g., computer music systems) can empower young people to learn through pursuing personal interests. To do so, we create new technologies for learning and investigate how people, including students and teachers, use them to learn together.

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Current Status

January 13, 2020 - ?: On leave to Apple, Inc.