Roya Moussapour is a researcher and designer passionate about increasing educational equity and access for diverse populations of students. She is interested in the use of educational technology in the K-12 system, and hopes to study how design of educational tools is expanding from a narrow focus on numerical evaluation towards a broader inclusion of multiple intelligences, such as creativity and collaboration.
Roya holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physics with a minor in Education from Bowdoin College. At Bowdoin, she conducted research in both experimental physics and education and spent time working with students in Maine public schools. Prior to attending MIT, Roya worked at Compass Lexecon, an economic consulting firm in Boston, providing data analysis and research for litigation and labor matters in the aviation and energy industries.
At MIT, Roya works in the Teaching Systems Lab, exploring and developing unique methods for teacher learning. Outside of her academic pursuits, Roya serves as concertmaster of the Boston chapter of the Me2/Orchestra, an ensemble with a mission to erase the stigma surrounding mental illness through performance and outreach.