Catie Connolly (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a PhD student in Developmental and Psychological Sciences at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education, primarily advised by Jelena Obradović. She is interested in the ways in which early experience, family contexts, and social relationships inform skills like executive functioning, motivation, and social-emotional learning, and how these capabilities in turn inform experiences with early childhood education and the transition to formal schooling. Her other interests include the development of low-cost and scalable forms of early educational intervention in the form of classroom- or home-based materials and activities, and the ways in which these resources can be used to promote educational equity.
Before joining the GSE, she worked on infant and child experimental psychology research and randomized controlled trials in India and Ghana at the Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies. Catie holds a BA in Psychology and English Literature from Columbia University.