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I work at the intersection of design, behavioral science and research with a focus on education, play based learning and creative learning environments.

Portfolio snapshots

Digital & play based learning for the Rohingya refugee crisis

Bangladesh, 2020

Pop-Up Learning is an award winning digital learning program, aimed to mobilize quickly and efficiently on the onset of crisis. Children learn at home or in informal learning spaces, they follow a learning journey with an immersive software (Kitkit School & Can’t Wait to learn) on their tablets. This report summarizes findings from the design research and pilot in a refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Play based learning at home with church clubs

Tanzania, Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, 2019

Tunakujenga is a family learning program designed in partnership with Ubongo to empower caregivers to engage in nurturing and playful parenting to support their children’s social and emotional development. This report summarizes findings from a pilot in Tanzanian refugee camps.

A behavioral intervention for socio emotional learning in schools

Tanzania, Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, 2017

Coach Erevu is a virtual coach who helps teachers learn and implement SEL activities in school on a daily basis. This pilot report summarizes findings from a behavioral intervention focused on SEL and play-based learning in primary schools in a refugee camp in Tanzania. You can learn more here.