Anneli is a Research Scientist and recent Ph.D. graduate from the Center for Constructive Communication at the MIT Media Lab working on the Clover project. Her academic research focused on the design and study of Learning Loops, a tech-assisted coaching network centered around digital storytelling tools that supports family involvement in children’s narrative process and empowers youth voice. Anneli holds a Master’s degree from Tufts University in human development and child study, and a Bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in psychology and neuroscience.
Prior to academia she has had a diverse range of experiences working as a therapist, preschool teacher, literacy instructor, tutor, researcher, youth advocate, online literacy curriculum creator, designer, and yoga instructor. Anneli has a passion for cooking, making music, and storytelling.