As the Director of Research and Evaluation, Annie seeks to extend the legacy of Fred Rogers by learning from and working with educators to support their everyday interactions with children, families, and communities. She leads and contributes to ongoing research and professional learning efforts across developmental contexts, including out-of-school learning, museums, childcare, school, and others. In addition, Annie works with student researchers at the Institute's research lab, Incubator 143. Annie previously ran an extended day program for children ages 3-9 and was a research fellow at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Annie holds a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, a Masters in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology as well as a BA in Elementary Education and Human Development from Boston College.