Mia is a doctoral student in the Cognition program working with Dr. Susan Levine. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016 with a B.S. in Psychology and minor in Chemistry. While at UIUC, Mia worked as a research assistant in the Brain and Cognitive Development Lab of Dr. Daniel Hyde. After graduation, she spent two years as research assistant and lab manager for Drs. Nora Newcombe and Tim Shipley in the Research in Spatial Cognition Lab at Temple University. 


Mia is broadly interested in the underlying cognitive mechanisms of mathematical learning, and, more specifically, the relationship between spatial and numerical cognitive development. She is also interested in the effects of sociocultural factors on cognition, and supporting underrepresented students in STEM.