Aya Jennifer Sakaguchi is an Ed.M Candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Technology, Innovation, and Education Program. At HGSE, she is currently researching the innovative uses of technology and digital media in education to create cutting edge educational tools. Aya is also a Research Assistant with MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten Group.
Aya received her Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Bowdoin College in 2010 with a double major in French and Government and Legal Studies and a minor in Africana Studies. Upon graduating, Aya taught English and Information Technology at Université Blaise Pascal in Clermont-Ferrand, France as a guest lecturer. She then taught digital storytelling as the Palo Alto International Film Festival’s Youth and Education Program Manager in Silicon Valley. Most recently, Aya was a Partner Operations Coordinator at YouTube and Google in San Bruno, California where she oversaw content delivery onto the YouTube platform.