2011 Systers Pass It On Award Winner
Mentoring young women in Digital Birth: Improving birth outcomes in California using game-based learning
Alexandra is a doctoral candidate in computer engineering at University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research is on game-based learning about childbirth to improve birth outcomes, teaching childbirth mechanics and support strategies to expectant fathers. The project will create a multimedia interactive simulation for training birth partners in best practices in supporting a mother in labor using a participatory design methodology in which expectant mothers, birth partners, nurses in advanced practice, and computer scientists and engineers work together to develop iterations of the system prototypes.