I create objects and spaces that help people to grow through play. During my time in the Engineering Psychology (Human Factors) program at Tufts University I gained the technical skills to assess different populations' needs and design for them, complimenting my natural abilities to solve problems. I have a fascination with sensory perception—the mechanisms that connect the world and our understanding of it—and its ability to effect design.
These days I study the way young children play and use their imaginations as they work on making personally meaningful projects. My latest research examines how the physical scale of the objects we give children to build with effects what and how they make. To begin to answer this question I have developed a robot for children to program and ride.