Doctoral student in Developmental Psychology
Natalie is a doctoral student and Institute of Education Sciences (IES) fellow in Developmental Psychology working with Amanda Woodward. She graduated from the University of Oregon Honors College in 2013 with a B.S. in Psychology. For her honors thesis, Natalie researched children's processing of infant-directed action under the supervision of Dare Baldwin. She then worked as Roberta Golinkoff’s laboratory manager at the University of Delaware researching early language acquisition.
Natalie broadly researches children's early social and cognitive development. She studies features of caregiver's everyday instruction that benefit toddlers' object learning. Natalie also researches exploration and problem-solving in early school-aged children. Additionally, she studies the development of children's social learning skills including perspective-taking, using both behavioral and neuroscience (EEG) approaches.