Social Scientist & Digital Media Researcher

I am a social scientist and digital media researcher. My work emphasizes exploring ways to help people connect their interests and passions to professional pathways and opportunities. Specifically, I focus on people’s trajectories in digital contexts, which for me, can mean making videogames, learning to code, or participating in an online community. Games are closest to my heart though because games are the reason I got into academics and research. My recent projects focus on diversity and inclusivity in the videogame industry, equity and opportunity for underrepresented youth in digital media learning spaces, and more broadly, videogames and learning.

When I’m not doing research you’ll find me cooking, playing games, reading dystopian fiction, and exploring the outdoors with my partner Dennis and our dog Furiosa.