Alison Miller Singley



About Me: I'm a first year graduate student in Psychology, returning to academia after a successful career in corporate training development and change management. Although I'm a Midwesterner at heart (I grew up north of Chicago), I moved to San Francisco in 2008 and am looking forward to spending several more years in the Bay Area.

Research: I've always been interested in how people learn, specifically what changes in the brain underlie the process of learning. My recent corporate and volunteer experiences motivated me to pursue this interest full-time, with the hope of contributing to the improvement of educational tools. To this end, I am working with Silvia Bunge (jointly appointed to Psychology and Neuroscience) on a study of the development of reasoning in school-age children. I am thrilled to be an RCME Fellow and look forward to incorporating my learnings about math education into my research.