Elias is a first-year graduate student in developmental psychology working with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek. He received his B.A. in Psychology and Educational Studies from Swarthmore College in 2017, where he worked with Dr. Daniel Grodner to investigate the roles of working memory and experience in relative clause sentence processing. He also served as a lab technician in Swarthmore’s Event-Related Potential (ERP) Lab under Dr. Amanda Elam. Before arriving at Temple, Elias mentored 7th-grade students in the School District of Philadelphia through City Year. He currently researches language development and literacy with a particular interest in comparing and connecting children’s home and classroom language practices to support their educational achievement.n.