Doctoral student in Developmental Psychology


Kaila is a doctoral student in Developmental Psychology working with Dr. Katherine Kinzler. She received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Education Studies from Wesleyan University in 2019. At Wesleyan University, she worked in Dr. Anna Shusterman’s Cognitive Development Lab as both a research assistant and a lab manager during her final year.

Research Interests

Kaila is interested in the emergence of social group preferences and attitudes in children and adolescents. She is particularly interested in the development of children’s conceptualization of race, ethnicity, and class and how they use this understanding to make decisions and form judgements about others.