Hello! I am a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab. My research on human-omputer interaction and social computing focuses on the design and study of online communities that support creative and amateur peer production.

As part of my research, I created the Scratch Online Community, a website where close to one million kids from around the world learn, share, program, and remix their own animations and video games. My work on Scratch has been recognized at Ars Electronica, the MacArthur Digital Media and Learning Competition and has been covered by Wired, Technology Review, ReadWriteWeb and others.

I have a secondary research interest in creating technologies for use in the developing world. I co-founded Sana Mobile, a mobile healthcare system for patients in remote locations.

Before graduate school I worked as a software developer at Ex Libris and at the Los Alamos National Lab. I have a master’s from MIT and a bachelor’s in computer engineering from Tec de Monterrey.

In September 2011, I will be a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research and a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

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