Emily Gonzalez

  • 2021


Research Assistant

Research Concentration

  • Educational Psychology

Research Interest

Educational Psychology and Neuroscience; Teaching and Learning; Pedagogy; Neuroscience of Teaching; Teacher Meaning-Making
Emily  Gonzalez

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  • Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Research Center


Emily Gonzalez is pursuing a Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Educational Psychology. She is working with Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang at the Center for Affective Neuroscience, Development, Learning and Education (CANDLE). Emily is interested in promoting equitable educational practices and systems by reimagining educational opportunities for students and teachers. She uses mixed methods to uncover the biological, psychological, and social processes engaged in effective K-12 teaching practices and dispositions, and how they impact learners’ agentic development of interests, scholarly and social identities, and ability to self-author and engage with societal complexities.

Emily previously worked as a researcher at Project Zero. She earned her Ed.M. in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her B.S. in Elementary Education from Wheelock College.

Awards and Grants

  • Recipient of AERA's Brain, Neuroscience, and Education SIG travel grant (2022)
  • Recipient of Wheelock College’s Foukal Award for Achievement in Math and Science (2015)