My journey to higher education began at California State University, Los Angeles, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. After completing several internships during my undergraduate studies, I decided to further my education by pursuing a Master’s degree in Learning Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). During my time at CMU, my interest in educational technology matured, particularly in its potential to improve the lives of marginalized students. This realization led me to pursue a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) under the guidance of Dr. Neil Heffernan. I’m looking forward to all the life and technical skills I’ll gain while at WPI.