Taylor Martin received her Ph. D. in educational psychology from Stanford. She also holds an M.S. in cognitive psychology, and a B.A. in linguistics. She has worked in research and development in curriculum and design of instructional systems on projects such as the Adventures of Jasper Woodbury and the Algebra Project. She has also worked as an elementary school teacher, particularly in the area of mathematics. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and is affiliate faculty in Developmental Psychology and the Learning Technology Center at the University of Texas, Austin. She collaborates extensively with partners in the College of Engineering, the Physics Department, and the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas, Austin, in Computer Science and Learning Science at the University of Washington, and with the Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic.