I received my Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Education Technology (EPET) from Michigan State University in 2021. My research interests include computer science education, student motivation, and issues of broadening participation for marginalized student groups in computing. Specifically, I am interested in understanding the contexts of student experiences and how those contexts impact student conceptualization of computer science.
Beyond my research, I previously spent seven years at Purdue University in the Department of Computer Science working in K-12 Outreach. Previous to that, I spent seven years teaching statistics and computer science to high school students in Michigan and Maryland. I enjoy playing music, spending time outdoors, playing board games, and reading. My partner, Gina McGovern, is a faculty member at Central Michigan University in the field of Human Development and Family Studies.