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Hi, I'm Jullia!

I study user needs, attitudes, and behaviors to inspire and inform design. As a former Product Manager/Researcher and edtech startup Co-Founder, I built my expertise in managing the full product development cycle of digital apps. In these roles, I found AR/VR and UX research to be absolutely intriguing. Now, I'm strengthening my research skills through my PhD studies in Cognitive Science at Columbia University, where I am investigating the effects of generative AI contents on learning.


*My projects have been featured on TED, CBS and CUNY TV.


Sep 2020 - Present

Teachers College, Columbia University

Teachers College, Columbia University

The University of British Columbia (Canada)

Doctor of Philosophy, Cognitive Science in Education

  • Ben D. Wood Fellowship (2020-23)

  • Coursework: Research Practicum; Spatial Thinking; Cognitive Development; Education Psychology; Applied Regression Analysis; Linear Models & Experimental Methods; Psychological Measurement

Master of Arts, Instructional Technology and Media

  • Coursework: Cognition and Computers; Instructional Design of Education Technology; Interactive Media & Programming (JavaScript); Video Games and Education

Bachelor of Education in Secondary Education

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts​









  • CHI 2024 Student Research Competition (Accepted)

  • Dean’s Grant for Student Research, Teachers College, Columbia University

  • Provost's Grant for Conference Presentation, Teachers College, Columbia University

  • International Travel Grant, Teachers College, Columbia University

  • CES Innovation Award, Software & Mobile Apps 2022 Honoree (ARpedia)

  • Red Dot Award, Product Design Winner (SPOTTY - ARpedia)

  • XR Challenge, Second Place Winner (LG U+ Award)

  • Verizon 5G Edtech Challenge Winner

  • Adobe Design Achievement Awards, Semifinalist for Social Impact - Web / App / Game Design

  • Microsoft Imagine Cup, US National Finalist

  • Verizon Connected Futures III, ​Fellowship Recipient

Selected Talks





  • "Exploring the Potential of AI-Generated Videos for Learning", ISTE, Denver, TX.

  • "Ways Emergent Technologies Are Transforming Learning Experiences", ISTE, Philadelphia, PA.

  • "HoloLens to Help Students With Special Needs Transition into School", ISTE, Philadelphia, PA.

  • "Discovery Demo", OEB Shaping the Future of Learning, Berlin, Germany.

  • “Augmented Reality for Early-Childhood and Special Education”, ISTE 2018 1-in-3 Session, Chicago, IL.

  • "Project Briefs: Neurogaming & Health", 2018 Games for Change Festival, New York, NY.

Media Coverage



  • CBS Mission Unstoppable. “Using AR to Help Kids with Special Needs”. Nov 2019.

  • CUNY TV - Simply Science. Educator and VR/AR Technologist. Sept 2019.

  • "Augmented Reality to Help Children with Autism", TED Talk, New York, 2018.

Contact Me

Interested to learn more? Contact me here!

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