Who did I do this for?

This project was for all the amazing people from all over the world I have been fortunate enough to work with over the last decade. Some of these people were Serbian or Sudanese refugees who were somehow working two jobs, going to school and sending money back home to their families.

This project spanned over the course of 4 months, beginning as an entrance project to AUX and moving through multiple iterations. Finally, it peaked as a fully validated and tested prototype.

What problem did I solve?

English Language Learners (ELLs) need a better way to learn nursing-specific vocabulary because they face acute challenges in both comprehension and regulation.

This application aims to reduce the amount of tedious repetition faced by ELL nursing students, so they can focus on content - not linguistics.


There is also more at stake for an ELL nursing student. Cultural stigma, fear of public speaking and struggles with metalinguistics (what language does, as opposed to what language means) all collude to hamper an ELL student from succeeding.