Zohal Shah

Zohal is a doctoral student in Berkeley's Learning Sciences and Human Development program. She fervently believes in including learners, practitioners, and community voices in research design and development. Through a collaborative approach, she aspires to understand how youth develop critical data and digital literacies through social and civic online engagement.

Most recently, Zohal was listed as a member of the 30 under 30 cohort for 2023 in learning leadership by the Learning Guild. Zohal has also supported research at Digital Promise, the Learning, Innovation, and Technology Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Harvard & Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Specializations and Interests

Critical Data and Digital Literacies; Youth Civic Engagement; Equity and Education; Socioscientific Issues


M.Ed., Technology, Innovation, and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

BA, International Affairs & Economics, Northeastern University