Hooper is a creative professional with over 15 years’ experience in adult education, instructional design and educational technology management. In her current role as the Director, Education Development at AAPL, she oversees many of the organization’s education initiatives. Prior to working at AAPL, Hooper worked at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) as a Sr. Educational Technologist creating educational experiences and training programs for faculty, staff and students. She remains an adjunct faculty member at RIT and instructs several online courses each year. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of South Florida, with research interests in game-based learning and innovative online education practices.