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 >
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 >
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… < Click name to read more >
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

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 ...
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