Hi, I’m Maggie! I recently graduated from Duke, where I studied psychology, math, and Russian literature. Now, I'm a product designer at Brilliant!
On Psychology and Design
At school, I was a research assistant in the Early Childhood Cognition Lab, where I helped design a study on children’s free will judgments of a robot.  As a product designer, I want to incorporate the research methods I learned as psychologist into my design process. I’m also interested in how we can use psychology to design experiences that support children’s cognitive, social, and moral development.
Design Work
Previously, I designed for Hellosaurus, an edtech startup, General Motors, Beacons, and HackDuke. I also helped design the visual theme and website for Kernel Magazine.
Since I was little, I have loved school and sharing what I've learned. During the summers, I used to pull out a whiteboard and pretend to be a teacher to my younger sisters. And, there have been so many teachers in my life that have shaped me to be the person I am today! I think these experiences are why I've always been drawn towards a career involving teaching, especially early education.

From 2015-2020, I also organized and taught science camps and other workshops for girls through STEM You Can!, a nonprofit to encourage girls' interest in STEM. I loved finding ways to make learning more engaging and interactive. Here's an example of one of the lessons I created: cryptography workshop.
Creating For Fun
There’s something so beautiful about creating things! I love cooking, baking, and experimenting in the kitchen :) I also enjoy bouldering, ceramics, and reading.

I have also volunteered for Reboot, a nonprofit online publication and community, in different capacities. Last year, I organized a sci-fi book club and wrote a newsletter piece. This year, I was a digital editor for the 2nd issue of Kernel Magazine, Reboot’s annual print magazine on tech and the future.