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EV3 Lego Robotics
Design, construct and program interactive,
autonomous robots using EV3 LEGO®
motors, sensors, microprocessors, and
MindStorms® software.
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Coding | Game Design
Children will create their own
engaging and interactive video
games using Scratch, a software
developed by MIT Media Lab.
LEGO® PRE-ROBOTICS
Share an hour with your preschooler constructing
and creating with LEGO®
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LEGO® WeDo Robotics
Students are introduced to robotics by building and
programming LEGO® projects, using sensors, motors
and LEGO®'s playful WeDo software.

Our Mission

We ignite kids’ desire to explore, solve
problems and learn. We invent, build
and have fun with cool technologies.

robo Meet The Team

Laura Allen

Laura Hart

Founder & President

Laura has worked with teachers and students and technology for over thirty years. An early interest in LOGO programming led Laura to the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she collaborated on projects with the MIT Media Laboratory and the mathematician and educator, Dr. Seymour Papert, the founder of LOGO programming and one of the world’s foremost experts on instructional technologies. Prior to founding Vision Education, Laura directed the Computer Department at The Buckley School in Manhattan for fourteen years and was Director of the Technology Program at the Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School for two. Laura was named as one of the Enterprising Women of the Year in both 2006 and 2008 by Enterprising Women magazine.

Alex Cheney

Associate Director of Off Site Programs

Alex has a passion for education and providing students with the opportunity to discover their own passions. She has worked in the education field in NYC for the past 6 years. She previously oversaw arts education programming at LeAp and teacher residency programs at Success Academy Charter Schools. Alex is currently enrolled in a MBA program at Fordham University and enjoys learning something new everyday!

Hilda

Hilda Fournier

Program Coordinator

Hilda has a love for non-traditional education and gaming. Upon earning her B.A. in English from SUNY New Paltz, she joined the New York Public Library and assisted patrons of all ages with research. Here she realized she wanted to continue on a path of educating masses, and combining her love for education as well as her ever growing passion for gaming and technology, she joined the Robofun team in the Fall of 2017. Hilda enjoys playing video games, solving puzzles, reading graphic novels, and is always open to learning about something new.

Kelly Hynes

Kelly Hynes

HR & Recruitment Sr. Manager

Kelly has over 8 years of experience working in education. She has taught English as a second language in China and Vietnam, and managed ESL schools in Indonesia and Brazil. She is passionate about making high-quality education accessible to all students and connecting teachers with rewarding work that allows them to use their creativity. She enjoys meeting new people, traveling, reading, and practicing Portuguese.

Jessica

Mason Vincent

Off Site Program Manager

Mason has a passion for youth development with 8 years experience in the nonprofit sector. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand and is a practicing artist. He has recently graduated with a Masters of Arts Therapy (Clinical) degree from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, New Zealand which focussed on the benefits of art making when working alongside young people. Mason enjoys traveling, reading and hanging out with friends and family.

Jessenia

Jessenia Mercedes

Program Coordinator

Jessenia’s interests include children, education and psychology. Jessenia has earned her B.A. in psychology with a minor in sociology from The College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Bronx. A New Jersey native, she aspires to become a clinical child psychologist and a psychology professor. Once Jessenia graduated from college, she started her journey into teaching by becoming a teaching assistant for a nonprofit company in NYC. She taught two years of algebra at two different schools in the Bronx, serving grades 8-10. In October of 2018, she joined the Robofun family. Jessenia enjoys teamwork and spending quality time with family and friends.

*Please note that LEGO Robotics projects cannot be taken home, but the fun and excitement generated will always be with you!
* RoboFun is not sponsored by or affliated with LEGO®