Molly B. Zielezinski is a doctoral candidate at the Stanford Graduate School of Education with a dual specialization in Learning Sciences & Technology Design and Curriculum & Teacher Education. As a former teacher, she is deeply committed to identifying and interrogating innovative practices that support students' development of critical thinking, collaboration, and content knowledge. As part of this agenda, Molly researches learning mediated by digital technologies in K-12 classrooms, mapping findings within the myriad of interconnected contextual factors at play in modern classrooms. In other work, she researches design thinking as a pedagogical tool, presenting evidence that design can be a vehicle for authentic problem solving which promotes creative confidence and scaffolds empathy driven solution finding. She is also a practicing consultant for work on Education, Technology, and Design.