Emily Gonzalez joined Project Zero in 2016 while completing her Master’s at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She received her Ed.M. in Mind, Brain, and Education, as well as her B.S. from Wheelock College with a double major in Elementary Education and Interdisciplinary Math and Science Studies. Previously, while completing her teacher training, Emily discovered her passion for cognitive neuroscience and its implications for teaching and learning, leading her to the MBE field. As a licensed teacher in the state of Massachusetts, Emily’s experience also includes teaching and designing curriculum at the elementary school level. Currently Emily works as the project manager for the EcoXPT project, where she investigates the impact of an ecosystem science Multi User Virtual Environment (MUVE) and curriculum on middle school students’ learning and cognition. Emily is also interested in studying the varying granularity of student agency at the classroom level, particularly through researching teacher-student interactions and moves, with implications for developing student learning skills for 21st century classrooms.