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 on understanding the psychological constructs that impact the motivation of novice programmers with the goal of developing design principles and frameworks for new technology. 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 and a NSF CRII grant.