About the Center

Kiley Sobel, PhD

Research Scientist

Kiley Sobel, PhD is a Research Scientist at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop. As a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, she completed her PhD in Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington in 2018. Her dissertation research investigated the role of interactive technology during inclusive play, or play between young children with and without disabilities. Now, she focuses on the responsible, inclusive, and equitable design of and standards for emerging technologies and new media for children to ensure that we positively impact the future of childhood.