Post-doctoral Scholars & Researchers
Dr. Kaylla Cantilina is a postdoctoral scholar at both the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) and the Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction (IRLI). Before pursuing education research, Kaylla built and ran a university makerspace focused on inclusive practices to support the sense of belonging among women and students of color in engineering. Kaylla leverages critical theories and researcher reciprocity to explore the ways that students and educators seek to achieve equity through engineering design processes and outcomes, culturally sustaining pedagogies, and enacting social justice.
Susie is a research associate and studies how students develop mathematical reasoning, specifically algebraic reasoning. She is interested in understanding the kinds of interactions, mental activity, instruction, and concrete tools that support students in making, refining, and justifying mathematical generalizations. Her work spans K-12 but has primarily taken place with elementary school-aged children.