Currently I am the Maker in Residence at the Krause Center for Innovation and a Senior Research Scientist at Nexmap. Previously I was the VP of Education at The Tech Museum, where I launched a new Education Department. At TERC I was a Research Scientist working on game-based STEM learning environments and the Project Director of Kids' Survey Network. My M.S. and Ph.D. are from the MIT Media Lab where my work addressed how sociotechnical systems support shared knowledge and group action. There I worked on projects such as the Scratch; programming environment and The Computer Clubhouse online community.

My consulting practice helps organizations to design and evaluate their educational technologies and associated programs. I help organizations to establish and execute strategic initiatives in education and technology. I bring a cross-disciplinary background of user research, edtech, and management to my work as researcher, leader and consultant. I am equally comfortable defining and executing commercial products, research projects, and educational initiatives.

EXPERIENCE

KCI

Maker in Residence
2017-present

Nexmap

Senior Research Scientist
2015-present

Sylvan Consulting

Principal
2008-present

Manylabs

Fellow & Director of Learning and Community
2014-2017

The Tech Museum

Vice President of Education
2013-2014

TERC

Project Director & Research Scientist
2008-2013

MIT Media Lab

Graduate Student Researcher
2001-2007

Skills

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