Tamara is a postdoctoral scholar in the Digital Learning Lab at the University of California, Irvine. She received her B.A. in English and her Ph.D. in Education at U.C. Irvine. Tamara focuses on K-12 literacy education, technology-supported learning, and exceptional learners of all types. Her work has ranged from secondary analyses of the 2011 NAEP writing assessment, the first national US writing assessment given on computers, to a year long within-teacher RCT of a digital literacy intervention in 10 urban middle schools. She is also using longitudinal SEM and data mining techniques to analyze student online digital writing over 5 school years in two US school districts.