Hi, I'm Marj (pronouns: she/her).

I'm a researcher and a first-year Computational Media PhD student in the Alternative Learning Technologies and Games (ALT Games) Lab at UC Santa Cruz.

I use analytical and creative methods to study HCI, [serious] games, player experience, embodied interaction, emotions, and learning.

My work builds from my interdisciplinary backgrounds in human-computer interaction and digital media studies.

I'm from the beautiful Northern Mariana Islands. Thankful to be a Gates Millennium Scholarship recipient to support my research career.