Jaleesa Trapp

Researcher/Graduate Student
MIT Media Lab

I am a master’s student at the MIT Media Lab. I attended the University of Washington and received my bachelor’s degree in Human Centered Design and Engineering. I was a Computer Clubhouse Coordinator in Tacoma, WA as well as a high school computer science teacher. Additionally, I am a community organizer with a group called Tacoma Action Collective, where I have helped bring awareness to many issues such as health disparities, gun violence, police violence, housing inequalities, the achievement gap in education, access and representation in STEM, and other issues that impact marginalized people. My research interest is in examining the race, class, and social barriers to constructionism in education through an intersectional lens. My interests in examining the barriers comes with the hope to provide solutions to eradicate them, giving marginalized youth access to STEM technologies.

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