Doctoral student in Developmental Psychology

Background

Cristina is a graduate student in the Developmental Psychology program working with Dr. Susan Levine. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 2013 with honors in Psychology and Comparative Human Development. As an undergraduate, she worked with Dr. Amanda Woodward and completed an honors thesis on infant’s preferential learning. Following graduation, she worked as a Research Assistant in Dr. Nicole McNeil's Lab at the University of Notre Dame, studying how children think, learn, and solve problems in math. 

Research Intersts

Cristina is interested in how malleable factors in the early learning environment affect children’s understanding and future academic achievement, particularly in the domain of math. She is also interested in the potential role of social variables in either diminishing or enhancing conceptual development and future academic success.