Sirong Lin, Ph.D. received her Master and PhD degrees in Computer Science at Virginia Tech. Her doctoral research examined the pedagogy of parallel thinking by teaching Computer Science students to model coordination of parallel human activities explicitly. Upon finishing her doctoral degree, Lin worked in IT industry for several years as user-interaction designer and software engineer. The passion in sharing her knowledge and expertise with students had led her into pursuing a teaching career in higher education. She recently joined UMass Lowell as a full-time Lecturer in Computer Science Department. She teaches introductory CS courses and enjoys working with her students. Her research interests are Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science Education, and Computer Supported Collaborative Learning.