By Courtesy • Assistant Professor in Information Science
Learning Sciences & Human Development

Technology Learning Center, 288 
1045 18th Street, Campus Box 313, Boulder, Colorado 80309

I am an assistant professor in the Information Science department at CU Boulder with courtesy appointments in Computer Science and Learning Sciences and Human Development at the School of Education. I direct the Creative Communities research group and lead the Family Creative Learning project. I am the 2023 recipient of the Jan Hawkins Award for Early Career Contributions to Humanistic Research and Scholarship in Learning Technologies. I was previously a member of the Lifelong Kindergarten research group at the MIT Media Lab, a member of the MIT Scratch Team, and faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

I design and study equitable learning environments that enable young people to become computational creators — able to use computing to create things they care about, develop identities as creators, and imagine the ways they can shape the world. I draw on community-engaged, design-based, and ethnographic methods to study the role that social context plays in supporting children’s participation in computing, especially children from non-dominant groups who have been marginalized from opportunities because of race, ethnicity, immigration status, and/or socioeconomic status.