Kimiya Hojjat

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M.A. / M.S. Student
Description:

Kimiya Hojjat is currently pursuing a Master's degree in the Learning, Design, and Technology program at Stanford. With a background in cognitive science and education technology, Kimiya's interests circle around how to design learning technologies to improve the human condition in society. 

 She is currently researching how technology could help parents gain communication confidence in fostering discussions about sexuality and sexual behavior with their children. This project treats sex as an essential, interdisciplinary subject relevant to children of all ages and one that deserves evidence-based pedagogical practices that help children learn how to make healthy, informed decisions in their lives. Kimiya hopes to empower parents with the right tools, language, and attitudes they need to provide comprehensive sexuality education to their children where schools cannot.  In line with designing engaging interdisciplinary learning experiences, Kimiya is also interested in the intersection of art and science -- specifically, how learners can use practices such as design thinking, modeling, and making to solve hard problems more creatively. She is currently exploring how a tangible user interface (TUI) for block-based urban planning could help students better understand and tackle challenges around climate change and energy efficiency.  Before coming to Stanford, Kimiya worked in product management for an education technology publishing company in San Francisco, where she helped research and design digital learning experiences in the social sciences. She earned her Bachelor's in Cognitive Science and Technology Entrepreneurship, at UC Berkeley in 2014 where she researched the socio-cognitive evolution of maker and hackerspaces, and cofounded an undergraduate course on the intersections of Art and Science.

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