I design for creative play.
My tools are all about bringing your imagination to life by helping you make things you care about. I love to see how using my tools can transform people's sense of what they can make and who they can become.
I am currently working with the Scratch Team at MIT Media Lab. I have also recently worked with Google Creative Lab and NYU Music Experience Design Lab. In 2015, I completed my PhD at MIT Media Lab in the Lifelong Kindergarten group with a dissertation entitled "Explorations in Musical Tinkering." Before my time at the Media Lab, I worked at MIT Teacher Education Program, creating learning games; Concord Consortium, creating molecular dynamics simulations for kids; and Six Red Marbles, creating animations for music education. I hold a Master's in Technology in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a Bachelor's in Psychology and Mind/Brain/Behavior from Harvard College.
I enjoy playing the trombone with the Opposite People.