Yael is a PhD candidate with the School of Education and the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry. Her area of expertise concerns the relationship between thinking, writing and collaborative reasoning.

Prior to beginning her HDR, Yael was a Philosophy and Reason subject coordinator, Humanities teacher, and ran professional development workshops at Brisbane State High School. She also served as a member on the Philosophy and Reason State Panel.

In 2019 Yael was the recipient of the Carolyn D Baker memorial research scholarship, AARE Research Poster Award and was runner-up in the UQ 3 Minute Thesis competition.

Yael currently assists educators across different disciplines to design rigorous and engaging writing experiences.