Cornell Infant Studies Lab
Head Undergraduate Research Assistant
August 2012 — Present
I work for Associate Professor Marianella Casasola in the Department of Human Development in the College of Human Ecology, and I am currently the head research assistant of the Spatial Language project group. In my current project, we assess the effect of language and play on children's spatial abilities. From May to August 2013, I conducted a total of 400 hours of research under the Human Ecology Summer Undergraduate Research Grant and the Marjorie A. Corwin Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship. In the lab, my responsibilities include training new research assistants in lab protocol and testing procedures, delegating tasks to project team members, recruiting participants and scheduling appointments for testing, participating in experimental design of studies via the creation of stimuli and new tasks, and collecting and analyzing data. I have also acquired proficiency in Habit, a program used for habituation, and SPSS, a statistical software package.