But not the medical kind. I got my Ph.D from Northwestern University and then went on to complete my Postdoctoral training at the Center on Media and Human Development. I spent a lot of time with kids trying to figure out why they are so weird and brilliant, but I spent a lot of time talking to parents and educators. My experiences with them motivated me to start this blog to share what I know about children’s brains and what adults can do to help.
YAS STEM QUEEN. I studied how preschool children learn science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts from media. As a postdoc, I was frequently referred to as the STEM queen of our research lab. As resident STEM queen, I studied topics like parent confidence in engaging their children in STEM learning and children’s learning from coding apps. I’m now a researcher at Age of Learning, Inc., which creates educational technology products for children.
Lover of Oatmeal
Beyond my interest in kiddos and how they learn, I also love breakfast. You can usually find me taking a picture of my oatmeal or trying out a new chia seed pudding recipe. Otherwise, I enjoy reading, listening to true crime podcasts and adventuring in Southern California with my husband.