Summer 2013 Fellow
Leshell Hatley is a passionate computer engineer, educator, and researcher who continuously combines these three attributes to create innovative approaches to teaching students between that ages of 3 and 73. She has logged over 15,000 hours teaching African-American and Latino elementary, middle, and high school students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) concepts throughout NY, NJ, and DC. She also created an educational animation and digital learning series called ‘Myles & Ayesha,’ which features two young African-American learning companions who explore the world and concepts related to STEM, reading, and history, while simultaneously teaching their audience through interactive games and activities. Overall, this project and other professional aspirations are especially enhanced by her being a PhD student at George Mason University in the Learning Technologies Division.