Senior User Experience Researcher
Kiley Sobel PhD is a Senior User Experience Researcher at the edtech company Duolingo where she does research with kids and parents on Duolingo ABC Duolingo's free English literacy learning app for kids. Prior to Duolingo Kiley was a Research Scientist at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center an independent research and innovation lab hosted at Sesame Workshop the organization behind Sesame Street. Throughout her career Kiley has conducted integrative research about kids families co-design collaborative play learning disability accessibility and inclusion. She 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.