About Cassia Fernandez
Cassia Fernandez teaches programming and physical computing to elementary and middle school students at the Sidarta Institute and public schools in São Paulo. As a graduate student, she is creating and evaluating physical computing activities based on a tinkering approach to foster students’ creative confidence. She holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of São Paulo and co-created a low cost physical computing toolkit that has been used in brazilian schools and in her academic research. She is currently collaborating with the Lifelong Kindergarten Group from the MIT Media Lab in a joint research project related to creative approaches for introducing physical computing activities in brazilian public schools settings.