CV

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., 2015:    Tufts University – Medford, MA

Dissertation: Trajectories of Participation in Movement Activities: Promoting Positive Patterns

Committee Members: Dr. Richard M. Lerner, Dr. Sasha Fleary, Dr. Nicholas L. Holt, Dr. Daniel R. Gould

 

M.A., 2012:     Tufts University – Medford, MA

Thesis: Trajectories of Participation in Athletics and Positive Youth Development: The Influence of Sport Type

Committee Members: Dr. Richard M. Lerner, Dr. Christine McWayne, Dr. Jacqueline Lerner

 

B.A., 2010:     Macalester College – St Paul, MN

Major: Psychology Minors: Education and History

 

HONORS:

Eliot Pearson Doctoral Research-Practice Integration Award, awarded May 2015

SRA Emerging Scholar Student Travel Award, for SRA Biennial Meeting 2014

Graduate Institute for Teaching fellowship program, Tufts University, participated 2013

Richard B. Dierenfield Endowed Prize for Education, Macalester College, awarded May 2010

Jack Rossmann Endowed Prize for Applied Psychology, Macalester College, awarded May 2010

Phi Beta Kappa Society, inducted May 2010

National Honor Society for Psychology (Psi Chi), inducted December 2008

 

RESEARCH:

2015 – 2016: Postdoctoral Associate (PI: Dr. Anthony Burrow)

Program for Research on Youth Development and Evaluation

Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

2013 – 2015: Graduate Research Assistant (PI: Dr. Richard Lerner)

Evaluating the Positive Coaching Alliance Model: Developing Competitors of Character

Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development

Tufts University, Medford, MA

2011 – 2014: Graduate Research Assistant (PI: Dr. Richard Lerner)

Young Entrepreneurs Study

Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development

Tufts University, Medford, MA

2010 – 2013: Graduate Research Assistant (PI: Dr. Richard Lerner)

4-H Study of Positive Youth Development

Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development

Tufts University, Medford, MA

2009 – 2010: Undergraduate Research Assistant (PI: Dr. Rachel Lucas-Thompson)

Marital Conflict and Stress Study

Families and Development Lab

Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

 

TEACHING:

2012 – 2015: Graduate Writing Consultant

Academic Resource Center

Tufts University, Medford, MA

Fall 2013: Teaching Fellow (Theory in Applied Developmental Science: Dr. Richard Lerner)

Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development

Tufts University, Medford, MA

Fall 2012 & Spring 2013: Guest Lecturer (Positive Youth Development: Dr. Jacqueline Lerner)

Lynch School of Education

Boston College, Newton, MA

Spring 2012: Undergraduate Independent Study Supervisor (Adolescent Developmental Research Methods: Dr. Richard Lerner)

Eliot Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development

Tufts University, Medford, MA

Fall 2008: Preceptor (Developmental Psychology: Dr. Jennifer Wenner)

Department of Psychology

Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

Spring 2008: Preceptor (Research in Psychology 1: Dr. Kendrick Brown)

Department of Psychology

Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

2011-present: Society for Research on Adolescence

2011-present: Society for the Study of Human Development

2010-present: Society for Research in Child Development

2001-present: American Youth Circus Organization / American Circus Educators’ Association        

 

SERVICE:

2011-present: Ad hoc reviewer, Applied Developmental Science

2015-present: Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Research on Adolescence                                               

2015: Ad hoc reviewer, Perceptual and Motor Skills

2015: Grant reviewer, U.S. Office of Family Assistance

2014: Student representative, Eliot-Pearson New Faculty Search Committee

2011-2014: Web manager, Eliot-Pearson Ph.D. Student Committee

2012: Grant reviewer, The John Templeton Foundation