Graduate Students

Brittney Cooper

Brittney Cooper

My research is focused on language development and, in particular, how children develop relational concepts through social interaction and embodied activity. My current projects are related to language development among children who communicate using Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
Erin Foley

Erin Foley

I study how multimodal engagements with data through improved access to the core aspects of working with data can facilitate data literacy and data visualization literacy.
Jacqueline Anton

Jacqueline Anton

My research interests include embodied interventions meant to support all students in their learning and conceptual understanding of foundational mathematics. am also interested in effective inclusion practices and tools in mathematics classrooms and disability studies…
Jerry The Goat!

Jerry The Goat!

About Me: Born a Capricorn (but of course), I was raised on organic alfalfa in a fine Western European free-range pasture. I joined the Embodied Design Research Laboratory around 2008. Little did I know that I would be culturally appropriated as the lab’s mascot. All these years later, I still have mixed feelings about being ...
Jessica Benally

Jessica Benally

I am a doctoral student in the Learning Sciences & Human Development program. My interest is in embodying Navajo/Diné Knowledge in mathematics curriculum, including land-based spatial perspectives through the Diné language.
John Kim

John Kim

My interest is centered around language acquisition within embodied interactions to produce novel narrative discourse. My current project observes language acquisition, especially core vocabulary development of individuals who employ Augmentative and Alternative Communication. I am also interested in the relationship between user interface development and the interaction of technology that creates access for individuals to communicate. ...
Julien Putz

Julien Putz

I am interested in the cognitive skills that constitute mathematical thinking, drawing primarily on the paradigm of embodiment. < Click name to read more >
Manooshree Patel

Manooshree Patel

With my research, I aim to work towards increasing student access to a quality and humane STEM education at the secondary and higher education levels. I want to better understand how we might create culturally relevant pedagogies for a broader set of students, increase access points for students to engage with instruction, and build an ...
Ratih Ayu Apsari

Ratih Ayu Apsari

I am interested in embodied cognition, design-based research, ethno-mathematics, cultural funds of knowledge, and cross-cultural epistemic diversity.
Sam Hilkey

Sam Hilkey

I’m a first year doctoral student in the SESAME cluster. My research interests include math identities, fractions, and logic puzzles, and I’m excited to see how the three interact! Background: After studying math in undergrad at UC Santa Cruz, I taught middle and high school math for 5 years and was part of the ...
Sofia Tancredi

Sofia Tancredi

I am interested in sensory regulation, movement and learning, embodied cognition, sensory dimensions of autism and ADHD, holistic education…
Zoe Silverman

Zoe Silverman

I am a doctoral student in the Learning Sciences and Human Development cluster with an interest in object-based teaching and learning in museums.