Biography

Kiley Sobel is a Research Scientist at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, an independent research and innovation lab that focuses on supporting children and families in a rapidly changing media landscape, which is hosted at Sesame Workshop, the organization behind Sesame Street. Kiley centers on the responsible, inclusive, and equitable design of emerging technologies and new media for children. She has conducted integrative research about kids, families, co-design, collaborative play, learning, disability, accessibility, and inclusion. Prior to the Cooney Center, Kiley completed her PhD in Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. While earning her doctorate, Kiley also conducted research at Microsoft Research in both Redmond, Washington and Bangalore, India. She holds a BS in Human-Computer Interaction from Harvey Mudd College.