Nicholas Vest graduated from Indiana University in 2016 with a B.S. in Psychology and a certificate in Neuroscience. Following his undergraduate studies, Nicholas pursued his research interests as the lab manager of the Learning, Education, and Development Lab at Indiana University. He is now a second-year graduate student in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Advisor: Martha Alibali). His research investigates numerical cognition with a focus on the development of abstract mathematical concepts. He seeks to understand how these concepts form through examining gesture, action, and language. Currently, Nicholas is studying whether number lines help children think about zero as the point between positive and negative integers. Outside of research, Nick enjoys creating new playlists on Spotify and walking his dog along Lake Mendota in Madison, WI.