My research interests lie in the intersection of design, learning sciences, and critical theories to inform STEM education in K-12.
As a first generation college student, I studied Engineering at Tufts University. I was involved in STEM education as a fellow for the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) and coordinated educational events as President of the Society of Latino Engineers and Scientist (SOLES). Upon graduation, I continued to focus on providing STEM experiences for underserved communities by participating in the Maker Movement in my hometown, Los Angeles.
After witnessing how ed-tech is catalyzing innovative experiences in education, I was inspired to learn the process of designing tools and spaces that foster impactful learning opportunities. This led me to pursue a masters in Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT) at Stanford University. Intrigued my the intersection of research and design, I continued my education as a PhD student at UC Irvine School of Education.