JULIE STAPLES-WATSON

I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2000 with a BA in Psychology. I have managed service-learning programs, program evaluation projects and I was the Project Manager for the Lumeng Miller Lab at the University of Michigan's Center for Human Growth and Development prior to coming to the University of Maryland. Currently, I am the Project Manager for the planning phase of an exciting new study that will build upon the work of the Bucharest Early Intervention Project by examining the effects of institutionalization on brain and behavioral development in countries with different levels of resources in different regions of the world. 

BRITTANY SIMMONS

I graduated from the University of Mary Washington in May 2015 with a BS in Psychology. After two years doing data entry and analysis for government contracting, I joined the Child Development Lab as Lab Manager in May 2017. In the future, I plan to pursue further research opportunities in neuroscience as well as my doctorate in psychology.

LORI REIDER

I graduated from Hofstra University in 2016 with a BA in Psychology and Criminology, and a minor in Sociology. Prior to joining the lab, I assisted with educational psychology research through the Education Development Center’s Center for Children and Technologies and worked on a project regarding alcohol abuse in adults through CASPIR (a lab affiliated with Northwell Health), among other research opportunities. I am currently a faculty research assistant working on the Temperament Over Time Study. In the future, I hope to attend graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical or developmental psychology.

HALEY CRAWFORD

I graduated from the University of Illinois in 2017 with a BS in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Development. As an undergraduate, I worked as an research assistant in a variety of labs in both the psychology and human development and family studies departments. I am currently a Faculty Research Assistant working on the Temperament Over Time Study. I plan to remain involved in research, eventually going to graduate school in the field of psychology.