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.
Kaila is interested in the emergence of social group preferences and intergroup attitudes in children. She is particularly interested in how and what children learn about race, ethnicity, wealth, status, and social inequality more broadly as well as how this informs children’s decisions and judgments about others.