Hello this is Regina! I am a first year PhD student in the Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) department at University of Washington. Before joining HCDE, I was an undergraduate research assistant in the Design Lab at University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
The research area that I am currently super excited about is online collaborative learning. I am interested in understanding and facilitating feedback exchange, mentoring, reflection practice and motivation to learn in online informal learning communities. I hope to design the next generation of online learning communities where people from different backgrounds and with different levels of expertise can connect with, support and learn together with each other with no barriers. I am currently working with professor Cecilia Aragon and professor Gary Hsieh on the project of distributed mentoring in online fanfiction communities, where we focus on understanding and getting insights from feedback-seeking practice among online fanfiction authors.
As a first year PhD student, I am still exploring different research areas and open to new interesting research topics! If you are also interested in research about learning, or just want to chat about anything from research ideas to cats, email me and let's chat!