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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, 2011

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, 2007-2010

  •  Go Global International Learning Programs Award (2010)

Applied Research Experience

Feb 2021 - Jun 2022

(1 year, 5 months)

Sep 2020 - Dec 2020

(4 months)

Dec 2018 - Feb 2021

(2 years, 3 months)

Jan 2012 - Jul 2015

(3 years, 7 months)

Senior Researcher (Augmented Reality, AR)

@ Woongjin Thinkbig (ARpedia)

(Seoul, Korea)

Research Practicum (Survey Research)

@ Teachers College, Columbia University

(New York, NY)

Co-Founder and CEO (Edtech Startup)

@ A.Project Lab

(New York, NY)

Corporate Planning Associate

@ Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas (Hotel)

(Seoul, Korea)







  • 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



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

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

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

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

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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