April Tan is a Ph.D. student co-majoring in Applied Linguistics and Technology and Human-Computer Interaction. She holds an M.A. in TESL/Applied Linguistics from Iowa State University and a B.A. in Creative Advertising with a concentration in Graphic Design from Drake University. Her academic interests include the development of educational applications, game-based learning, and research-based UX/UI design. She currently works at the Center for Communication Excellence (CCE) as an Academic Communications Consultant.