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 my various interests across HCI and Games, such as emotions in games, player experience, embodied interaction, serious games, games user research, failure, and accessibility.

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.