Associate Professor, Stanford School of Education
Jelena is an associate professor at Stanford University in the Developmental and Psychological Sciences program at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Jelena received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology in 2007 from the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, under the supervision of Dr. Ann Masten. From 2007 to 2009, she was a Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia, working with Dr. Tom Boyce at the Human Early Learning Partnership. In her first two years at Stanford, from 2009 to 2011, she was a junior fellow in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research’s Experience-based Brain and Biological Development Program. She is currently a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar and is a recipient of the Society for Research in Child Development Early Career Research Contribution Award. Together with her collaborators, Jelena studies processes that contribute to resilience in diverse groups of children, including immigrant youth, inner-city children from high-risk, low-income backgrounds, and children living in rural Pakistan.