I'm a doctoral researcher with a devoted interest in education technology, including experience building and testing learning applications and hardware for some of the biggest tech companies in the world. My primary goal is to promote lifelong learning, curiosity, creativity, and social problem-solving in a world where technology is pervasive in nearly every aspect of our lives. I've been fascinated with teaching and learning since discovering a passion for math and helping others learn math as a Calculus student in high school. Teaching night classes and middle school workshops as an undergrad ushered me towards a career as a teacher, which I pursued through a Master's degree in teaching. I began my formal teaching career in a magnet high school for design and technology careers, and continued for five more years in public magnet high schools for international studies and fine arts in San Antonio, Texas, and New Haven, Connecticut. During summers I taught college prep programs and intensive GRE study classes while working to hone my curriculum for the coming years.