I am a Canadian researcher, educator, and learning scientist specializing in student agency and its role in learning technology, media studies, applied design, and translational research at the University of British Columbia. I am also a two-time heart transplant recipient, heart failure survivor, and co-founder of the HeartLife Foundation of Canada whose mission is to engage, educate, and empower the voices of those living with heart failure.
I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia and Director of the Assessment for Learning in Immersive and Virtual Environments (ALIVE) Research Lab.
My research focus is on the area of translational research across education, health, medicine, and STEM; student agency (philosophy), learning technology, and educational assessment. I specialize in mixed methods research and use autoethnography to educate others about the lived experience of heart failure and heart transplant.