Year Entered Program: 2018
Research Interests: Early childhood education, family-school partnerships, social-emotional learning, school climate
Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Elise Cappella
Jessica Siegel is a doctoral student in the Psychology and Social Intervention Program at New York University. Jessica’s research interests include investigating the impacts of poverty on child development and how policies and systems can effectively and equitably serve children and families. Jessica is currently working with Elise Cappella and Pamela Morris-Perez on a research-practice partnership with the New York City Department of Education to support their expansion of universal pre-kindergarten. Prior to NYU, Jessica received her Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Cognitive Studies and her M.Ed. in Child Studies, with a specialization in Poverty and Intervention, from Vanderbilt University. After graduating, she worked at NYU School of Medicine on ParentCorps, a family-focused, school-based intervention that aims to strengthen family engagement and support parents and teachers to create high-quality learning environments.