Over the past years, I’ve been helping students prepare for the real world through mentoring and teaching opportunities. I’m now fortunate enough to make this my research focus at Facebook. Here, I contribute to the personalized learning movement through the design of the Summit Personalized Learning Platform, a product of the partnership between Summit Public Schools and Facebook. Through my research, I help my teams understand what a personalized learning experience is like for students/teachers and evaluate our design decisions for the platform. Before joining Facebook, I began my career in UX at Honeywell, where I spent time helping teams understand the needs of engineers and operators in process control environments. Concurrently, I facilitated the course, User Experience in Design, in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. I earned my Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (Human Factors) from Texas Tech University. For my dissertation, I explored game-based training through the lens of self-regulated learning.


Self-regulated learning, personalized learning, human factors psychology, data visualization