Who We Are

Kristin Simmers, Member-at-Large


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Kristin (Kris) Simmers is a PhD student at the University of Connecticut, interested in how teachers' knowledge and perception of the brain and learning impact their practice and learner outcomes. She is also a member of the Lab2Classroom lab, collecting and analyzing EEG data to better understand attentional fluctuations in educational settings. Kristin was a teacher for 16 years (in 4 countries) and holds an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction and M.S. in Elementary Education. As the Graduate Student at Large, she prioritizes making the SIG a high value opportunity for all graduate students and often shares new opportunities and resources to the BNE SIG's Twitter account.

Doctoral Student in Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut

Cognition, Instruction & Learning Technology; CT Institute for Brain and Cognitive Science Graduate Student Affiliate; Science of Learning and Art of Communication Trainee

Pronouns: she/her/hers