Avery is a third year graduate 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. This past May, she completed her M.S. degree in the LS&T program and received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue her doctoral research related to embodied cognition and 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.