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.
As a post doc, I studied how preschool children learn science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts from media. My colleagues 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 how children learn from coding apps (you can read some of my publications here). 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 (Follow me on Instagram @bowlfullofoats). Otherwise, I enjoy reading, listening to true crime podcasts and adventuring in Southern California with my husband.