I‘m a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University, working with Dr. Ellen Markman. Before joining Stanford, I earned my Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017, where I worked with Dr. Andrei Cimpian and Dr. Renée Baillargeon.
Stereotyping & Gender Gaps
Achievement & Motivation
Categorization & Inductive inferences
I am interested in studying social cognition in infants and children. My overarching goal is to investigate how group membership is a fundamental force that structures children’s and adults’ daily interactions, from their beliefs about who will display what properties to their ideas of what is right and wrong. In this vein, I have pursued two major lines of research: One line of work focuses on the cognitive mechanism, the developmental trajectory and the consequences of stereotypes about social groups. The other line of work focuses on infants’ and toddlers’ expectations of people’s obligations within and across social groups.