After completing my Ed.M. in Technology, Innovation, and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education I spent 4 years at CAST.org participating in the research and development of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) research platforms. From my work with UDL I developed an interest in the role of emotions during learning. This interest inspired me to pursue a PhD in Educational Technology at the Open University. I joined the MIT TSL and lead the INSPIRE CS-AI project starting in 2019, and in 2021 as I completed my PhD I continued on with a Bill and Melinda Gates Postdoctoral Fellowship in Learning Engineering.