Avery is a doctoral student in the Learning Sciences & Technologies Ph.D. program, advised by Erin Ottmar and Ivon Arroyo. Originally from Virginia, Avery received her B.A. from the University of Richmond where she studied cognitive psychology. After teaching English as a Second Language for a couple years, she joined the LS&T program at WPI. In 2019, Avery completed her M.S. degree and received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue her doctoral research related to perception, embodiment, and the use of educational technologies for mathematics. In addition to her research, Avery is committed to broadening participation in STEM education and STEM fields through research, mentoring and outreach opportunities.