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Martina Rau is the director of the Learning, Representations, & Technology lab and Associate Professor in Educational Psychology with an affiliate appointment in Computer Sciences. Her research focuses on learning with visual representations in educational technologies. She uses a multi-methods approach to integrate learning outcome measures with process-level measures of learning. More information on Martina's academic profile or in her CV.

Tiffany Herder is a graduate student in the Learning Sciences program. Prior to attending UW, she worked in online learning as a curriculum and instructional designer. Her research interests focus on visual representations and perceptual fluency in video games and the affordances of game-based learning experiences. She can be reached at therder@wisc.edu.

Joel Beier is a graduate student in the Educational Psychology – Learning Sciences program. Prior to attending UW, he worked as a high school science educator. His research interests focus on student development of scientific concepts, visual representations, and ways to facilitate each.

Claudia Ramly is a graduate student in the Educational Psychology- Learning Sciences program. Prior to attending UW Madison, she worked in curriculum design and development in the healthcare sector. Her research focuses on perceptual fluency as well as on how verbal and nonverbal processes affect individual and collaborative learning of representational competencies. She can be reached at cmatta2@wisc.edu.

Jihyun Rho is a graduate student in the Educational Psychology-Learning Science program. Before attending UW, she majored in cognitive science and English education. Her research interest focus on enhancing students’ representational competencies and internal visualization skills in individual and collaborative learning environments. She can be reached at jihyun.rho@wsic.edu.

Rosanne Luu is a graduate student in the Educational Psychology – Learning Sciences program. Prior to attending UW, she worked for a nonprofit education research and evaluation organization. Her research interests focus on how teachers use visual representations in their instruction and how student develop of representational competencies is facilitated. She can be reached at rlluu@wisc.edu.

Julia Chait is an undergraduate research assistant for the Learning, Representations, and Technology Lab. She is a sophomore majoring in psychology with plans to attend graduate school. She is super excited for this opportunity to further learn more about research as well as offer insights in how individuals learn.