Hello! I am a Research Associate in Carnegie Mellon University’s Human Computer Interaction Institute.  I investigate ways that educational technology can be better designed for students across diverse cultures.

My research interests stem from my background in linguistics. I believe that educational technology should be accessible to learners worldwide, regardless of their cultural, linguistic, or socioeconomic backgrounds.

About the name: My last name is pronounced pretty much how it looks!  My ancestors kindly reduced it from the original Polish version of Jarzębiński when they immigrated to the US, and the new spelling stuck. If you know Slavic culture, you know it’s kinda weird that I have a male version of my family name.

About the picture: The banner picture is of Kopa Kondracka near Zakopane, Poland, which was the first mountain I summited in September 2013.  I took this picture right before my friend and I began our ascent to its 2,000+ meter peak. Baby steps, right?