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, online learning, and issues of broadening participation. Specifically, I am interested in leveraging online environments to reduce the impact of issues of classroom identity on underrepresented student groups, and in issues facing pre- and in-service computer science educators. 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.