Heather Boyd is a current Ph.D. student at the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT) at the University of Missouri. Heather is also earning her Graduate Certificate in User Experience and Usability through SISLT. Heather earned her Master of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology degree from the University of Georgia in 2019. Her research interests center around designing inclusive and accessible technology-driven learning environments, especially for neurodivergent and disabled populations. Heather seeks to understand how psychological constructs such as self-efficacy, relatedness, and motivation may be impacted by the intentional use of learning experience design, as well as the integration of various technologies and social equity principles.