In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re profiling women in technology throughout the month of March. We hope sharing these stories will encourage girls and young women to start or continue studying computer science!
Today we’re hearing from Jaleesa Trapp, a second-year PhD student in MIT’s Media Lab from Tacoma, Wash. who is also a STEM/computer science teacher. Jaleesa works with the Lifelong Kindergarten research group (the same group that created Scratch) and her research focuses on designing equitable and playful technology experiences with and for youth. Take it away, Jaleesa!