|From AERA San Diego April 2009|
I graduated the University at Buffalo Honors Program, with degrees in Chemistry (BA, 2007) and English (BA, 2007). While there, I worked as an undergraduate research fellow with Kenneth Takeuchi. I also completed an Undergraduate Honors Thesis on the relationships between narrative and science under the direction of Robert Daly.
I’m currently a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Science Education Research at the University of Maryland. At the moment, I study how university engineering students engage in mathematical and physical sensemaking in their courses. I work under Ayush Gupta, and my advisor Andy Elby.
- Mathematical sensemaking and symbolic reasoning
- Representational competency in scientific argumentation
- Students’ epistemological beliefs in science and mathematics
- Interplays of emotion, cognition, and student epistemology
Currently Working On:
- Engineers’ Mathematical Sensemaking
- Ph.D. Comprehensive Exams