About the author:

My research interests are the impacts of early intervention – particularly publicly funded early care and education programs – and early adversity – particularly food insecurity – on low-income children’s readiness for kindergarten and elementary school.

What I want to achieve:

I seek to generate high-quality empirical research on vulnerable children’s early environments and development that will contribute to discussions around the most effective public social policies to promote early learning and life success.

Awards & accomplishments:

Early Career Research Contributions Award, Society for Research in Child Development (2015).

Victoria S. Levin Award for Early Career Success in Young Children’s Mental Health, Society for Research in Child Development (2016).

Young Scholars Award, Foundation for Child Development (2017-2020).