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Associate Professor, Psychology, Wesleyan University

Ph.D. 2006, Psychology, Harvard University

Sc.B. 1998, Neuroscience, Brown University

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I joined the Wesleyan University Psychology Department in 2007, where I teach and direct research in the Wesleyan Cognitive Development Laboratories. Before that, I was a graduate student and post-doctoral fellow in the Laboratory for Developmental Studies at Harvard University, where I worked with Elizabeth Spelke and Susan Carey on language and conceptual development of space and number. I completed my undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Brown University where I first became interested in brain mechanisms of language and learning, followed by a three-year stint as a science teacher at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn.

As part of a larger project to connect university-based research to real-world settings, I also direct a summer bridge-to-kindergarten program in Middletown called Kindergarten Kickstart. The program started with a few Wesleyan students and community organizations in 2012, and is still going strong. Please email me if you would like more information.