michelle wong

research coordinator at Duke University

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Hello! I'm the research coordinator for the BRITElab at Duke University. I'm wildly interested in multidisciplinary, contemporary approaches to studying learning both inside and outside the traditional classroom. I graduated from Duke University with a B.S. in Program II: Neuroanthropology in Pedagogy, Policy, and Practice. As an undergraduate, I explored the grounding of metaphor as a tool for everyday cognition, and how specific metaphors, like teaching metaphors (e.g. “A teacher is like a gardener, and students are like plants'') can affect beliefs in educational settings, and was advised by Dr. Bridgette Martin Hard.


I will be applying to PhD programs in Cognitive and Learning Sciences for Fall of 2021 entry.