Program: PhD in Developmental Psychology
Year entered Program: 2016
Research Interests: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Quality, Early Childhood Interventions
Principal Advisor(s): Dr. C. Cybele Raver
Jill Gandhi is a doctoral candidate in Developmental Psychology at New York University. Her primary research focus is on the key contexts and interpersonal interactions that support children's learning and cognitive development during the transition to school. She received her BA in Psychology and Plan II Honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. After teaching middle school mathematics with Teach for America in Jackson, Mississippi, she earned her MA at the University of Chicago. Her work emphasizes the experiences of ethnically diverse and socioeconomically disadvantaged children in order to better inform the policies and programs that serve them.