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 learners in underserved and low-income communities to realize their untapped creative potential through maker and constructionist 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 working as a makerspace coordinator at MIND+HAND, a community non-profit on the southwest side of Chicago, overseeing the development and programming of the space. Additionally, I am helping launch a new community-based makerspace learning program at Ricard J. Daley College Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Center’s newly launched makerspace.