I’ve worked in the field of education for almost nine years; as a preschool teacher, Peace Corps Volunteer, literacy specialist, and educational researcher. I graduated from NYU’s Sociology of Education graduate program with a strong emphasis on education and social inequality. My Master’s Thesis explores the role of empathy in early childhood education and posits that the interpersonal empathy skills practiced and solidified in peak developmental stages of early childhood lay a foundation for stronger social empathy in adolescence and adulthood, which leads to greater civic engagement, social discipline, and awareness of systemic social inequalities.
I joined Committee for Children in 2018 and am eager to bring my wide range of experiences and theoretical knowledge to the world of practical SEL implementation. I’m especially dedicated to the question of equity in Social-Emotional Learning and provide implementation support at the school-wide, district-wide and community levels.
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