I am a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Psychology and Education Technology (EPET) at Michigan State University. My research interests are primarily in the area of computer science education, motivation in computer science, and issues of broadening participation. Specifically, I am interested in the role of mentorship models in the development of computer science identity for underrepresented students in computing. Currently, I am looking at the use of self-regulated learning strategies by K-12 students in a massively online and open computer science course.
In addition to my research, I currently work in K-12 Outreach for Purdue University in the Department of Computer Science. Previously, I spent seven years teaching statistics and computer science to high school students in Michigan and Maryland.