Rachel Barr, PH.D
Dr. Barr was trained as a developmental and clinical psychologist in New Zealand. Since 2001 she has been director of the Georgetown Early Learning Project. The ELP shows that babies, toddlers and young children pick up information from a variety of sources, from television, from books, from computers, from touchscreens, from siblings, and across contexts. There are still many open questions about how babies and young children learn and remember.
Layla graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently working as a lab manager and primarily works on our Eye-tracking Project. In the future, Layla hopes to continue her studies through earning a Ph.D. in developmental psychology. She is interested in learning more about how children form thoughts, beliefs, and morals based on their surroundings and perceptions of the world.
Doug is a Psychology Ph.D. student with a concentration in Human Development and Public Policy. He works on projects exploring children’s relationships with screen media. This work builds on his experiences at the Temple Infant and Child Lab, where he also supported the Playful Learning Landscapes Action Network and its Play Everywhere Philly project. Doug is a graduate of the University of Michigan with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and music. While at U-M, he studied language learning through digital media with Dr. Twila Tardif.
Haifa graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Psychobiology and an M.A. in Human Development and Psychology. She is currently working as a data collector and primarily works on Connect to Baby and our Eye Tracking Project. She is interested in children’s cognitive and emotional development, particularly how early experiences and family-level factors might affect neurocognitive development.
Rebecca Cockroft graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Mathematics. She will graduate with an M.S. in Data Science and Analytics in May of 2023. Currently, she is the data analyst for CAFE Consortium.
Kelsey is a junior at Georgetown University majoring in Human Science, with a minor in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. She is currently working on the Cognitive Flexibility project. After completing her undergraduate studies, Kelsey hopes to pursue her interests in neuroscience and healthcare, with a particular interest in the emerging therapeutic benefits of psychedelics.
Ali is a sophomore in the School of Health at Georgetown University studying Human Science. She is currently working on the PLAY project and the CAFE project. Though a long ways away, Ali hopes to attend medical school after graduation and possibly pursue pediatric oncology.
Simran is a junior at Georgetown University majoring in Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences on the premed track. She is currently working on the CAFE consortium project and the Cognitive Flexibility project. After graduating from Georgetown, Simran hopes to pursue a career that combines her interests in clinical psychology and early adolescent development, particularly focusing on spreading mental health awareness amongst children.
Daniella Arevalo is a junior in the College majoring in Linguistics and English. She currently works for the Cognitive Flexibility and CAFE Consortium projects. After completing her undergraduate degree, she hopes to pursue a PhD in Linguistics to further explore her interests in language, bilingualism, and the mind.
Julia is a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences at Georgetown University. She is currently working on the CAFE consortium project and PLAY project and helps run the ELP website and social media. After graduating, Julia hopes to pursue a career that combines her interests in psychology, law, and educational policy.
Phoebe Chartock is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a major in Psychology and minors in Women's and Gender Studies and Theater and Performance Studies. She is currently working on the CAFE project and the Children's Museum project. After graduation, she plans to pursue a Psy.D. and become a clinical psychologist specializing in counseling for domestic violence and sexual trauma survivors.
Emilia Cipriano is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Psychology and minoring in Linguistics and Education, Inquiry, & Justice. She is currently working on the Eye-Tracking Project and assisting with the CAFE Project. Post-grad, Emilia hopes to attend law school and pursue a career that combines her interests in psychology, linguistics, and education policy. She would also love to become a teacher.
Madison Loughlin is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences planning to major in Psychology and minor in Journalism. She is currently working on the CAFE Consortium project and the Eye Tracking project. After graduating, Madison hopes to pursue a PhD in counseling psychology or an MSW degree.
Sara Pizzini is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Psychology and minoring in Spanish and Business Studies. She is currently working on the PLAY and Connect to Baby projects. After graduating from Georgetown, she plans on pursuing a PhD or PsyD in clinical psychology, with a particular emphasis on developmental psychopathology.