Ph.D. studies Educational Informatics, She combines academics and entrepreneurship to develop computer-based learning environments ranging for hands on off-computer workshops, to storytelling engines for instruction, to artificially intelligent tutors. She founded RiverSound Solutions with a mission to empower computer users to become creators with, rather than consumers of computing.  In both formal and informal classrooms, she teaches inner city and rural students at risk, affluent suburbanites, elite undergraduates, first to college, international students, and their teachers. Her passions are interactive storytelling, visual storytelling, and games for learning. Her recent work includes “code crafting” through which she explores how computer science concepts (from function parameters, to path finding, to generative design) can be expressed through hand and machine textile production.