ESP Biography

SARAH MCDEVITT, Stanford Master's in Learning, Design + Technology

Major: Learning, Design and Technology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2015

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! I am a Master's in Education student in Learning, Design and Technology. I'm working on designing for urban high school environments, helping teens reduce and manage stress, and helping students be healthy, productive problem-solvers. Before Stanford, I worked in engineering at Microsoft for 5 years. As an undergrad at New York University, I majored in Math/Computer Science and played basketball. I am originally from Seattle, and love playing sports, running, traveling, dogs, and ice cream!

Past Classes

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B4387: Designing for Mindfulness in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
Have you heard of mindfulness or mindfulness-based stress reduction? What is it and why is it useful? Learn the basics of what your brain and body do when responding to stress and practice what you can do to be in control. Then, design a physical object that you'd want to use during a mindfulness exercise!