Doctoral student in Developmental Psychology

Background

Natalie is a graduate student in Developmental Psychology working with Dr. Amanda Woodward and Dr. Susan Goldin-Meadow. She graduated from the University of Oregon in 2013 with a B.S. in Psychology. For her honors thesis, Natalie researched individual differences in preschooler’s preference for and processing of infant-directed action under the supervision of Dr. Dare Baldwin. She then worked as Dr. Roberta Golinkoff’s laboratory manager at the University of Delaware exploring underlying language acquisition mechanisms such as statistical learning.

Research Interests

Natalie broadly researches social and cognitive development. She is exploring how elements of caregiver-child interactions impact learning. Natalie is also interested in how children’s home environments affect individual differences in learning abilities.