Jessica Millstone

Director of Engagement & UX Researcher

Jessica Millstone, Ed.M, is the Director of Engagement at BrainPOP, helping engage teachers and families with BrainPOP’s beloved animated movies and interactive tools in new and deeper ways. Developing ways for edtech companies to focus on user experience research and build relationships between products and their audience is her passion. In addition to her work at BrainPOP, Jessica facilitates a popular interactive talk for parents about the role of technology and social media in our children’s lives, which she has delivered at schools and community-based organizations across the country. Prior to joining BrainPOP, Jessica was the inaugural Education Fellow at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, a research + innovation lab at Sesame Workshop dedicated to bringing educators, parents and kids closer together through their shared use of digital learning games. She holds master’s degrees from NYU's Interactive Telecommunication Program and Bank Street College of Education.

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