Bio: Kinnari graduated from the George Washington University in May 2009 with a degree in Psychology. She is a member of Dr. Thomas Shipley's Lab and her current interests lie in spatial cognition, specifically the role of gesture in geoscience education. She is currently working on a project looking at the difference between how experts and novices gesture when explaining a geologic map. She is also working on a project looking at how gesture can be used in the classroom facilitating learning of the difficult spatial concepts that are covered in the geosciences.
A more in depth explanation of Kinnari's research and a copy of her Curriculum Vitae is available at: http://sites.temple.edu/kinnariatit/