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Portia K. Botchway

Portia K. Botchway is an Xbox Researcher at Microsoft in Redmond, WA and a doctoral candidate (PhD expected in Winter 2020) in the Department of Learning, Teaching, and Diversity at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. Her dissertation work explores how elementary teachers support students to use spatial reasoning and awareness to make sense of angle, length, area, and volume measurement in classroom interactions. Portia received her A.B. in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology from Harvard College with a secondary field in Classics. Between her undergraduate and graduate studies she taught middle school science and high school biology and chemistry for four years at a charter school in Boston, MA.