Emma Armstrong-Carter

Emma Armstrong-Carter is a Ph.D candidate in the Stanford Graduate School of Education. She is also a fellow in the Stanford Data Science Initiative and the Institute of Education Sciences Center for Education Policy Analysis. Her research program lies at the intersection of child development, data science, and education policy. She researches how children’s experiences of helping others (e.g., family and peers) can promote their own learning and wellbeing. Further, she investigates how children’s experiences helping others can both exacerbate and mitigate the challenges that many children experience in homes with family disability, family illness, or difficult relationships. This transdisciplinary, integrative research addresses multiple contexts of development including family, school, neighborhood, and geographic influences. It also informs the design of school- and government-based policies that support children’s educational success.

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Faculty advisors: 

Jelena Obradović, and Ben W. Domingue


Ph.D., Stanford University expected 2022
Developmental and Psychological Sciences, Graduate School of Education
Minor in Data Science
Certificate in Research Practice Partnerships (2022)

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) (2016)
Psychology & Neuroscience; Geographic Information Science, cum laude

Contact info: 

Center for Education Policy Analysis
Stanford University
520 Galvez Mall Stanford, CA 94305