Alina Striner is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the University of Maryland's Human-Computer Interaction Lab. Her research is in multisensory design for virtual reality training and audience interactivity. Alina is a former research associate at Disney Research, and has a background in education game design and consumer psychology. Alina has a M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. in Music Performance from Goucher College.