michelle wong

research coordinator at Duke University


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.