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

I'm a researcher and a second-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 research my various interests across HCI and Games. I'm primarily curious about socio-emotional experiences and challenge in games. This leads me to explore related areas such as player experience, games user research (GUR), affective learning, embodied interaction (XR), and accessibility.