Beck Tench has deep and abiding curiosities about how to live well in a radically connected world. She is a designer and researcher at The Center for Digital Thriving at Project Zero. Her research focuses on developing skills and a greater capacity for accessing personal wisdom, connecting with others through compassion and friendship, improving the quality of our lives through awareness of life as we’re living it, and mitigating or minimizing the harms of attention-driven digital culture. Beck graduated with her Ph.D. in Information Science at the University of Washington. Before returning to school, she was an experience designer in science museums.