Kristina recently graduated from Northwestern University with a major in Human Communication Sciences. A former undergraduate researcher, she now serves as a research associate and assistant lab manager. Her interests include the role of culture and social context in children's development and education, particularly language development and literacy. In the future she plans to enroll in a graduate program in human development and/or educational psychology. Outside of the lab, she enjoys mentoring and tutoring CPS students, trying new restaurants, and finding free concerts.