People

EDRL Director

Dor Abrahamson

Dor Abrahamson

A member of faculty at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education, I am a Professor of Secondary Mathematics Education in the Area of Cognition and Development. I was born in Haifa, Israel, a gorgeous, diverse, and harmonious city straddling the ever-green Mt. Carmel on the Mediterranean littoral. < Click name to read more >

Post Docs

Christina Krause

Christina Krause

I have been sponsored by the European Union to spend two years at the EDRL to carry out my research project: SignEd|Math. In this project, I will design and implement a mathematical learning environment that takes into account deaf students’ specific needs while also … < Click name to read more >

Graduate Students

Alyse Schneider

Alyse Schneider

I study teaching as an occupation, schools of education, pedagogical theory, and the use of education to solve political problems… < Click name to read more >
Amelia Farid

Amelia Farid

I am a fourth year SESAME student, focusing on mathematics education. I am interested in practices of defining in mathematics, as well as in learning trajectories of the development of fraction arithmetic understandings, from elementary through collegiate… < Click name to read more >
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. I am also interested in finding ways to support students who are bilingual and have special learning needs. ...
Darryl Diptee

Darryl Diptee

My research investigates how minority students might better negotiate their academic identities within oppressive social systems, as informed by embodied cognition. < Click name to read more >
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.
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 first year doctoral student in the SESAME program with a concentration in mathematics and an interest in integrating mathematics and Indigenous Knowledge… < Click name to read more >
Julien Putz

Julien Putz

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

Leah Rosenbaum

I’m primarily interested in tangible learning as a means to concretely explore math concepts and if/how studying math in a physical context differs from a symbolic context. Currently, this interest in manifested in the design of tabletop and floor-based machines/models/toys to play around with … < Click name to read more >
Rachel S. Y. Chen

Rachel S. Y. Chen

I am interested in the embodied and interactional practices of individuals on the autism spectrum as they navigate their material and social world. Specifically, I study autistic phenomena (such as stimming, routines, displays of affect), and investigate how these are…
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… < Click name to read more >

Research-Practice Partners

César Botetano

César Botetano

César Botetano is a primary level teacher in Peru. He studied Psychology at the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru. < Click name to read more >
Ilona Iłowiecka-Tańska

Ilona Iłowiecka-Tańska

Ilona Iłowiecka-Tańska is a researcher and educator at the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw, Poland < Click name to read more >
Lizzy Dutton

Lizzy Dutton

I am an Algebra 1 and Precalculus teacher at Mission High School in San Francisco Unified. I completed the MACSME program at UC Berkeley in 2018, where I was a participant in EDRL … < Click name to read more >

Undergraduates

Cindy Chen

Cindy Chen

Hi! My name is Cindy, and I’m a rising Junior at Berkeley studying Computer Science, Applied Math, and Economics. I’m interested in building an accessible online educational platform for secondary school students and communities that are in need. I am also passionate about in-class teaching and topics related to student engagements. Right now we are working ...
Devon Madeksiak

Devon Madeksiak

Hello I am Devon Madeksiak! I am a third year studying Data Science and Environmental Economics.
Jake Cha

Jake Cha

Hello! I am a 1st year majoring in CS with an interest in design and education.
SreeVidya Ganga

SreeVidya Ganga

Hey! My name is SreeVidya Ganga, and I’m a freshman double majoring in computer science and economics.

Alumni