Contact Info

Advisor: Diana Franklin

I’m a PhD student working at the CANON Lab. Previously, I graduated with a dual degree in Computer Science and Psychology from the University of Arizona. Before college, I spent my life in a beautiful small city in the mountainous northwestern region of Vietnam.

My research spans culturally relevant and responsive computing education in K-8. I’m fascinated by how kids feel in CS classrooms, especially those who are not well served by mainstream instruction. I use design-based research and qualitative analysis to address challenges faced by students and teachers, and develop static scaffolds and AI-powered tools to help make CS learning materials more meaningful for kids while ensuring their learning outcomes and optimizing the workload for teachers.


Computing Education

Seeding inclusive computing education for the next generation, from grade school to grad school

Human Computer Interaction

Exploring the interfaces between people and technologies
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