July 2016: I presented a full paper at The International Conference of the Learning Sciences in Singapore: “The Learning Experiences of Youth Online Information Brokers”
June 2016: Rahul Banerjee presented our paper at Interaction Design and Children: “Empowering Children To Rapidly Author Games and Animations Without Writing Code”
June 2016: Carmen Gonzalez and I have received a University of Washington Royalty Research Fund for our work on search and brokering for English language learning parents.
May 2016: I presented our work at SIGCHI: “The Evolution of Engagements and Social Bonds During Child-Parent Co-design“
I am an assistant professor of Digital Youthat the Information School at the University of Washington.
I am a senior research fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop.
I earned my Ph.D. at the University of Maryland - College Park in the College of Education (Teaching and Learning & Policy and Leadership). I am affiliated with the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL).
I obtained my Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on science education (chemistry). I have an interdisciplinary background focused on learning sciences, human-computer interaction, and science education.
My research examines how to support participatory cultures in youth and their families through the use and design of digital media and technologies.
My first project (Science Everywhere) focuses on the role of social media and public tangible display support neighborhood science learning with children and families.
My second project (KidsTeam UW) examines the role of participatory design with children in developing new technologies and learning activities around technologies for children and families.
Finally, I examine the role of digital tools in supporting youth search and brokering of information for limited English proficient families.
Associate/Full Professor of Educational Psychology-Learning Sciences (Tenure Track) at The University of Alabama
Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology-Learning Sciences (Tenure Track) at The University of Alabama
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Science Education @USUAggies