Alyssa Napier graduated from MIT with a B.S. in Chemistry and is now a course developer for the MIT Teaching Systems Lab (TSL) and Scheller Teacher Education Program/Education Arcade Lab. While an undergraduate, she worked with MIT's Institute Community and Equity Office to develop programming to strengthen the MIT community and bring awareness to issues of race. She also worked with TSL executive director Justin Reich to research whether participants in politically-charged MOOCs engage in deliberative discourse. While working with TSL, she has helped to develop several MOOCs for educators including Launching Innovation in Schools and Design Thinking for Leading and Learning. She also organized the first EdcampCambridge, a participant-driven unconference for educators.