Alyssa Pintar is a second-year doctoral student in the Psychological Development Program at NYU Steinhardt. She is interested, in general, in the development of children’s coping; the dynamic between the socialization, and the child’s own organization, of developing self-regulatory skills to effortfully mitigate contexts of stress. In this vein, she is interested in how parents experiencing poverty-related stress perceive their child’s experiences of stress, in addition to their child’s capacity to effortfully mitigate stress (i.e. coping). Alyssa received a bachelor of science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2012, double-majoring in child psychology and art history. During her time in Minnesota, she worked as a research assistant in several labs, completing her undergraduate honors thesis under the direction of Dr. Megan Gunnar, as well as working in labs run by Dr.’s Stephanie Carlson, Philip Zelazo, and Ann Masten. Currently, she is being mentored by Dr.’s Clancy Blair and Cybele Raver in the Neuroscience and Education Lab at NYU Steinhardt, and is working on a manuscript investigating how effortful control is protective against the influence of maternal depression on early anxiety symptoms. See Alyssa's full CV.