Sherry Yi is PhD student studying educational psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently investigating the self-perceived influence of sandbox games on STEM interest based on college freshmen majoring in STEM. On a broader scale, she is interested in technology’s impact on everyday lives and the potential for learning transfer between informal and formal learning spaces.

In her spare time, she likes to dapple in art, write about her latest escapades, read tech news, and indulge in Minecraft.

PigKeywords: sustaining and triggering interest, video games, STEM learning, grounded theory

Let’s connect. fangyi1@illinois.edu

CliftonStrengths: Restorative, Achiever, Individualization, Intellection, Analytical