Jennifer Oxman Ryan is a Researcher and Project Manager at Project Zero, a research organization at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her current research project, Agency by Design, focuses on the thinking and learning engaged during making and design experiences. She is particularly interested in exploring how educators, schools, and organizations can optimize maker experiences and how these experiences can cultivate maker empowered youth. Jennifer has degrees from Mount Holyoke College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She currently lives in Portland with a family of makers, aged 4 through 40.