I am a PhD candidate at the WPI Department of Computer Science and a Visiting Researcher at the Brown University Department of Computer Science. My research and interests revolve around understanding human cognition and behavior in people’s use of computational tools and technologies. I explore people's cognitive processes and mental models about computational tools, how these mental models shape their interactions and workflows with their tools, as well as how people’s environments and contexts influence these interactions. I work with Dr. Kathi Fisler in studying programmers' cognitive processes when designing programs. I also work with Dr. Ivon Arroyo in the Advanced Learning Technologies lab in developing technology that helps learners develop computational thinking skills.