An assistant professor at the University of California-Irvine, Theresa Tanenbaum is a researcher, teacher, artist, and activist. A founding member of the Transformative Play Lab, her research is centered around immersive game play; specifically, designing games and digital storytelling systems that leverage tangible objects to give people a gateway into fictional worlds, literally bringing a player into the game.
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When Elizabeth Ankrah was younger, she considered following in her father’s footsteps and becoming a nurse, or maybe even a doctor. Instead, she took a different route to healthcare, earning her bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from George Mason University, with a concentration in healthcare informatics. Now, as a second-year Ph.D. student in UCI’s Department of Informatics and a member of the Social & Technological Action Research (STAR) group, she is exploring socio-technical interventions for people in need of chronic care.