I'm an artist, tinkerer, educator, and graduate of NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) who taught in a K-12 school in Brooklyn, NY, USA for 14 years. In 2007 I created my school's Physical Computing program for 12-18 year olds, and two years later, joined NYC Resistor, a hacker collective in Brooklyn, NY where MakerBot, the first popular Desktop 3D printer was conceived. Shortly after MakerBot transitioned from project to company, my students put together the very first MakerBot printer sold to a school (a cupcake CNC machine).
In addition to teaching full time at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, NY, in 2011 I started working for MakerBot as their first Education Coordinator. After two and half years I left to work with a group of consultants leading 3D workshops, and later worked for Canadian-based 3D printer company Tinkerine. Starting in January of 2015, I worked on an 6-month research project for Ultimaker exploring the needs of North American educators wanting to use 3D printing in their classrooms. In the summer of 2016 I helped launch the Ultimaker Pioneer Program, an initiative to help North American educators integrate 3D printing into their K-12 classrooms, college courses, makerspaces, and libraries. The program facilitates collaboration between educators, and encourages Pioneers to share information about software, hardware, techniques and curriculum with a larger audience, both online and in person. I have maintained the Ultimaker education landing page: since the launch of the Pioneer Program, and in September, 2016 I left teaching full time to work for Ultimaker as their North American Education Community Strategist.