Candice Odgers is a developmental psychologist who studies adolescents’ mental health and development. Her research team tracks adolescents’ daily mental health and device use via smartphones and has built new virtual tools for capturing the neighborhoods where children live and attend school.
Rebecca Black is an associate professor in the department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2006 and her M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 2002. Her research interests center on how young people, particularly those who feel marginalized in traditional academic settings, are using new technologies to learn, create, and communicate.
Stephanie Reich is a community psychologist studying contexts that support children’s development. Her research focuses on children’s direct and technologically mediated interactions with family, peers, and educational settings.
Jason is pursuing his PhD exploring cognition in teams of humans and machines. Through his current work observing elite esports players, he aims to improve understanding of how teams working through computers communicate and learn to focus attention.
Julie Herrick joined the CLL team in 2018 as the program administrator. She brings nearly two decades of experience in nonprofit administration and event planning. She holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Chapman University.
Jeseok Lee is a Ph.D. student studying social behavior of esports game players. He investigates players’ in-game behavior pattern and seeks for a connection to other aspects of their life. Currently, he is applying machine learning methods to analyze complicated patterns of collaborative behavior when people play cooperative games.
Claudia Caro Sullivan is a developmental psychologist and progressive educator specializing in creating innovative multidisciplinary initiatives for life-long learning. She holds an EdM in human development and psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA in social sciences from UC Irvine. Claudia principally oversees the production of the Connected Learning Summit.
Kathy Honda is the Program Administrator for the Connected Learning Lab. Kathy has over 15 years of experience in grant management and professional administration, both in the education and nonprofit fields. Kathy holds a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Jessica Callahan is a graduate student in sociology, studying culture and alternative forms of family making. She is also interested in narrative and is part of a research project on identity and victimhood in contemporary forms of storytelling in advocacy efforts.
Craig G Anderson is a doctoral student studying the influences of video game playing. A life-long learner and gamer, his focus is on the ways that games frame failure towards positive reactions.