Our facilitator, Dr. Christy Byrd, has a PhD in education and psychology and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Educational Research Association. Her research focuses on inclusive teaching practices and creating positive learning environments. Her training and teaching emphasize students' active engagement in the learning process. In addition, she has nine years of experience facilitating workshops for students, staff, and community groups, most notably for the Program on Intergroup Relations at the University of Michigan. She is currently a member of the UCSC Psychology Department's Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the UCSC Chancellor's Diversity Advisory Council. Even before embarking on escape room ownership, Christy designed interactive activities that provided excitement and learning at the same time.
Our work is based on Christy's extensive experience with diverse groups and knowledge of research-supported practices. Escape rooms offer a natural venue for team-building, but poor facilitation can lead to a disorganized and dissatisfying experience. When you work with us, Christy will assess your room's unique strengths and help you build the best experience possible. She can also provide training over the phone or in-person for owners and employees to ensure consistent implementation. Contact us now for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.