Project Manager, MIT Education Arcade
Caitlin is a game developer and project manager at the MIT Education Arcade, and is particularly interested in alternate reality games, STEM topics, and playful learning. She has 10 years of experience in educational research and development, primarily focused on informal learning experiences for young adolescents. She was the project manager and co-designer for Vanished, a transmedia science mystery game/event co-developed with the Smithsonian. Other past projects have included multimedia instructional materials for the NSF-funded “Kids Survey Network,” a program teaching statistics and data analysis, and the Lure of the Labyrinth Challenge, a contest encouraging middle schoolers to play algebra-based puzzle games. She also co-designed the award-winning financial literacy games “Farm Blitz,” and “Bite Club” for Doorway to Dreams Fund. Caitlin holds a master’s degree in Technology, Innovation and Education from Harvard University.