Natalie Rusk researches and develops programs that enable young people to create projects that build on their ideas and interests. She is one of the creators of the Scratch coding environment, which children around the world use to make and share interactive stories, games, and animations. She is a founder of the Computer Clubhouse, an out-of-school program that provides creative learning opportunities for youth in 100 community centers in 20 countries. She is lead author of the Scratch Coding Cards and editor of Start Making: A Guide to Engaging Young People in Maker Activities. She earned a Master’s in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a PhD in child development from Tufts University.