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Lab Coordinators

LINYing Lin

Ying Lin is a Research Assistant working half time for Dr. Nora Newcombe and half time for Dr. Liz Gunderson. She received a B.A. in Behavioral Neuroscience and Japanese from Colgate University in 2015.  While at Colgate University, she studied abroad in Japan for one semester. During her senior year she completed a thesis examining the role of gesture in the perception of implicit and explicit racism. In addition to her neuroscience thesis, she also completed a Japanese honors thesis that analyzed the characters of Mishima Yukio’s novels using theories of psychoanalysis. She plans to pursue a Ph.D in the field of Psychology, but is not sure in which specific area yet.

margulis-kKate Margulis

Kate Margulis is the Laboratory Coordinator working with Drs. Newcombe & Hirsh-Pasek at the Temple Infant and Child Lab. She received a B.A. in Psychology from Smith College in 2014. While at Smith, she conducted a senior thesis with Dr. Jill de Villiers examining the role of language in understanding second order relations. She plans to pursue a degree in speech-language pathology.

 

ksmargulis@temple.edu

medford-jJelani Medford

Jelani Medford is a Study Coordinator working with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Dr. Tamara Spiewak Toub on a research grant exploring ways to optimize preschool spatial instruction. Jelani received a B.A. in Psychology from Williams College in 2014. In addition to his coursework in psychology, Jelani studied Italian for a year and spent six months in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, where he studied Portuguese and taught English. Jelani is interested in exploring how language impacts one’s understanding of the world and how it also influences cognitive processes such as memory, judgment, and decision-making. Jelani plans to pursue a Ph. D in Linguistics.

 

jelani.medford@temple.edu

SCHATZJacob Schatz

Jacob Schatz is a Lab Coordinator working with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Dr. Tamara Spiewak Toub on a multimedia vocabulary intervention for underprivileged preschoolers. Jacob graduated from Princeton University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, where he conducted a senior thesis with Dr. Casey Lew-Williams investigating the educational impact of early childhood storytelling. He is also interested in exploring the role of question-asking behavior in early development and education. Jacob plans to pursue further education and experience in educational media and education policy.

TEJADAJoselina Tejada

Joselina Tejada is the Laboratory Coordinator working with Dr. Hirsh-Pasek at the Temple University Infant and Child Lab. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Italian Studies from Smith College in 2013. Prior to joining the Infant and Child Lab Joselina worked as a Child Development Specialist at a non-profit in East Harlem with at risk immigrant families. Joselina plans to pursue a Ph. D. in Developmental Psychology.