Doctoral Student, Department of Teaching and Learning, Peabody College
Lauren is a Learning Sciences Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Teaching and Learning in Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, advised by Rogers Hall and Corey Brady and a member of the Space, Learning and Mobility Lab. Lauren’s love of math and dance began at a young age, eventually leading to a BFA in dance from The Ailey School and a BS in mathematics from Fordham University. She worked at the National Museum of Mathematics as an educator, where she developed a movement based mathematics curriculum. Lauren went on to earn a Masters in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University, which led her to Vanderbilt where her research focus bridges dance and mathematics by developing tools and techniques which allow children and adults to use their bodies as tools for ensemble-based mathematical thinking and learning.