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ELISABETH SEPULVEDA, Senior Instructional Designer

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Lumen Technologies

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a Senior Instructional Designer for a Tech company, and formerly designed curriculum in both K-12 and Higher Ed. I love creating spaces that nurture our natural curiosity and innate love of learning. In my free time, I travel to swing dance in new places, dabble in circus, and like to find new connections between science + art.

Fun fact: I attended MIT Splash as a high school student and developed an interest in so many activities that still add richness to my life today.

Past Classes

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X15948: Planning Party! in Spark 2024 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2024)
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by everything you need to do in a day? Want to keep better track of your homework assignments, favorite coffee spots, watch list, and daily habits? In this course, we'll walk through how to "build your second brain", sharing options and giving you both paper and online Notion templates to get started. We know this can sometimes be stressful, so we'll make this a fun, relaxing space where you can create your dream planner and get closer to your goals. Note: We highly recommend bringing your own laptop or paper planner for our workshop time.

S13270: The Science of Flavor in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Why do some things taste spicy and others sweet? How can you tell if someone's a super taster (and what does that even mean)? Discover the science behind classic flavor pairings from a variety of cuisines, and practice pairing your own. By the end of this class, you'll be well on your way to food-tasting expertise!

S13271: The Psychology of Design in Splash 2019 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2019)
Why are some things beautiful while others make us cringe? Why do some rooms put us at peace while others make a statement? Explore the psychology of design and the principles that interior decorators, website designers, fashion bloggers, and graphic designers use to create an aesthetic appeal.

S11865: The Psychology of Adventure in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
Ever wondered why some people live adventurous lives while others don't change a thing? In this class, you'll get a taste of adventure as we dive into hands-on experiences that will challenge you to think in new ways. You'll discover some of the science behind your comfort zone and mental biases, and will learn some tips and tricks to help you step out and infuse adventure into your day-to-day life!

H11867: Bubble Tea and Humanity in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
Have you ever wondered how to make Bubble tea? Do ever feel like you live in a bubble, and want to meet people who are different from you? If so, break out of the bubble, and take this class! You'll learn how to make Bubble tea, then share and learn from other students, coffeeshop-style. We'll talk about prejudices and biases, and how to connect with others wherever you are!

P11870: Sociology of the Fashion Blogger in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
Fashion and lifestyle bloggers are everywhere, with thousands of followers flocking to their posts and pictures. In this class, we'll look at fashion blogs through a critical lens, thinking about how these blogs influence and are influenced by society, what privilege and power mean, and what this means for you.