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I grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and studied psychology and Spanish at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. After graduating, I decided to give research and a bigger city a try. I moved to Chicago to work as a research assistant at the Spatial Intelligence and Learning Center (SILC) at the University of Chicago. I was able to be a part of many exciting projects focused on the development of early math and science skills and interact with hundreds of kids, parents, and teachers all over Chicago. My experiences at SILC convinced me of the importance of research, but made me wish this research were more accessible. I received my masters in Digital Media Design for Learning at NYU so that I’ll be able to design engaging and educational content and experiences that will put research into practice.

I enjoy cooking (baked pasta dishes are my specialty), exploring New York, and putting my useless knowledge of celebrity and popular culture to the test in Pub Trivia.

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