Hey. My name is Tony.
I am an educator that is passionate about building things that allow students to learn by creating. I'm interested in designing programs, products, and technology that empower students to realize their untapped creative potential through maker and constructionist education. I think it is also vital we understand how to holistically use the tools from fields like user experience design, machine learning, and behavorial economics to solve the most challenging problems in education.
I have worked in a variety of areas in education and technology—K-12 STEM/CS education, ed tech smart toys, out-of-school learning, digital literacy, educational kit design, and post-secondary access.
Currently, I'm helping launch the development of a new makerspace at MIND+HAND—a community non-profit on the southwest side of Chicago. Additionally, I am working as a product design consultant for MESH, a Sony Innovation Fund backed ed-tech company that makes an IoT learning platform for K-12 education.