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Jennifer Ruef studies and teaches best practices for learning and making sense of mathematics. Her decades of experience as a classroom teacher inform her research, and in turn, her research is reflected in her work with mathematics teachers and students. Jennifer’s research centers on issues of social justice and equity. This includes studying how students identify themselves, or are identified by others, as being “good at math;” and public sensemaking, the ways students learn to make sense of mathematics and construct convincing and powerful arguments. She is also a founding member of the Ichiskíin Math Project, a research group convened to write mathematics curriculum centered in Yakama lived experiences in that Indigenous language.