Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Education Brigid Barron is Professor of Education and the Learning Sciences at Stanford’s GSE. Her research investigates how digital technologies can serve as catalysts for collaborative learning at home, school, and in the community with the goal of creating more equitable opportunities for the development of expertise and interest-driven learning. Current projects use a biographical unit of analyses to articulate relationships between the development of interests, learner pathways to expertise, personal social networks, and designed settings for learning. She is founder of The YouthLAB at Stanford, and a co-lead of the NSF-funded LIFE Center (Learning in Informal and Formal Environments), one of the national Science of Learning Centers, which investigates the social foundations of learning across diverse communities, contexts, and domains. At Stanford she teaches in the Learning Design and Technology MA program, the LSTD doctoral program and the DAPS doctoral program. She serves as Executive Editor of the Journal Cognition and Instruction. Dr. Barron is co-leading TELOS (Technology for Equity in Learning Opportunities), a new initiative at Stanford.