Jessica Benally

University of California – Berkeley | Science and Mathematics Education (SESAME)

Research Interests: embodied cognition, geometry education, ecological thinking, design-based research, ethnomathematics.

I am a third year doctoral student in the SESAME program with a concentration in mathematics. My interest is in embodying Navajo Knowledge in mathematics curriculum, including community dynamics and spatial understanding. My current project leverages the students perspective and movement in geometry education with angles. I am from Tohatchi, New Mexico on the Navajo Reservation, and I graduated with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of New Mexico.

Presentations and Publications:

Benally, J. (2020, April). Dynamic embodied angles in a simulated restorative planetarium. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual Research Day, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley.