Mentorship | Disseminating Science | Equity and Inclusion

UMN Homework Starts with Home Research Partnership

The Homework Starts with Home Research Partnership is a grand challenges project with collaborators at the University of Minnesota and several state agencies. As apart of this team I helped evaluate the down stream effects of a housing monetary assistance program on children and families as well as population level analyses integrating administrative data cross several sources. See a flash talk from some of my work to the left.

Check out my policy brief.

Check back soon for in-development training modules.

Young Social Scientists

The Young Social Scientist Program – founded by Professor Melissa Koenig and Dr. Annelise Pesch – pairs graduate students with middle and high school students to create their own developmental psychology research project. I have been involved with this program since its initial creation in Fall 2019 and I helped transfer the program’s curriculum into an online format. I also serve as a high school student’s project mentor. The young scientists presented their projects during a symposium during Child Developments Biennial Meeting in April 2021. See my mentee’s project below!

Growing Brains

Growing Brains, founded by Keira Leneman and Shreya Lakhan-Pal, is a developmental psychology neuroscience outreach program that aims to educate young people about their brains development and cognition. Check out a video of Shreya and I giving a virtual presentation for the Bell Museum’s Brain2Brain week!

NextGen Psychology Scholars

The NextGen Psychology Scholars Program, founded by Meriah DeJoseph and Kate Carosella, is a graduate student-led mentoring program for underrepresented undergraduate or post-baccalaureate students interested in pursuing PhD’s in psychology. With this program, I mentor two students on the in’s and out’s of preparing for graduate education.

Ronald E. McNair Program

The Ronald E. McNair Program is a federally funded TRIO program designed to prepare undergraduate students for graduate education. McNair Scholars are first generation students with financial need or students underrepresented in graduate education. As a previous McNair Scholar at the Pennsylvania State University, it has been a pleasure to serve as a graduate student mentor and panel volunteer for the McNair Scholar’s Program at the University of Minnesota!

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