mayawagon | MIT Center for Civic Media
Maya M. Wagoner is a graduate student in the Comparative Media Studies program, and a research assistant in the Imagination, Computation, and Expression Laboratory. Prior to MIT, she received her bachelor's degree in American Studies from UC Santa Cruz, and participated in the User Experience Design Immersive program at General Assembly, a small technology school in San Francisco. Most recently, she worked with the Engagement Lab at Emerson College to develop Boston Civic Media, a new consortium of schools and universities dedicated to civic media research and pedagogy, and to help design an educational game for the World Bank. While in the Bay Area, she was a core organizer of Code for San Francisco and worked as a usability researcher for Intel.
She is interested in interfaces and edges of all kinds, and would like to spend her time at MIT developing a design practice based around research justice and community participation in the creation of digital services.
In her spare time, she can be found wandering into spaces she’s never been to before, navigating the awkwardness of ethnic ambiguity, and participating in secret santas year-round.