Katherine is a first-year graduate student in Developmental Psychology working with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek. She received her B.A. in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of San Diego, then went on to study Speech, Language, and Learning at Northwestern University where she earned a clinical master’s degree. As an undergraduate student, she studied mutually responsive orientation in caregiver-child dyads with Dr. Adriana Molitor at the University of San Diego and as a graduate student, she supported projects on parent coaching and early language intervention and assessment as a part of Dr. Megan Roberts’ Early Intervention Research Group at Northwestern. Katherine then went on to practice Speech Language Pathology in the pediatric population based in outpatient clinics and through in-home early intervention services. Katherine’s passion lies at the intersection of early interaction and play development as facilitative factors for language development.