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Berta Bartoli

PhD in Psychology and Social Intervention Student


Program: PhD in Psychology and Social Intervention

Year entered Program: 2021

Research Interests: Parenting; Decision-making; School choice; Education policy; Child development

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Pamela Morris-Perez, Dr. Alejandro Ganimian

Research Description/Bio: 

Berta is a Ph.D. student and IES-PIRT fellow in the Psychology and Social Intervention program in the Applied Psychology department. Her research interests combine topics in psychology, economics, and public policy. Berta is interested in the ways in which parental decision-making affects children’s development, motivation for learning, and educational outcomes. Her research has focused on parental engagement, caregiving, and school choice in domestic and international contexts, through which she aims to support evidence-based policy changes that enhance equity and student success in educational systems around the globe. Berta holds a master’s degree in Statistics, Measurement, and Assessments from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and a bachelor’s degree in economics and international affairs from Northeastern University. 

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