I am a PhD student in Computer Science and Learning Sciences, a joint Ph.D. program at Northwestern University between the McCormick School of Engineering and the School of Education and Social Policy. I am interested in designing and building technology that increases student engagement and motivation in hands-on and project-based learning environments. I am currently conducting research in the Delta Lab with Professor Eleanor O'Rourke ion understanding how growth mindset is enacted in novice programmers with the goal of designing a development environment for novice programmers that promotes a growth mindset. We are also working on a collaboration with Professor Michael Horn and the TIDAL Lab to study and promote growth mindset in younger students learning to program with TunePad. I received my B.S. from Olin College of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering with a concentration in Innovative Education. My research is funded by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program in the field of STEM Ed.