Annie seeks to learn from and work with educators to support their everyday interactions with children, families, and communities. As the Senior Research Associate at the Fred Rogers Center, she contributes to ongoing research and professional development efforts related to Simple Interactions across developmental contexts, including out-of-school learning, museums, childcare, and school, among others. She works to develop and lead multi-partner research and development projects locally, nationally, and internationally. She also works with student researchers at the Fred Rogers Center’s research lab, Incubator 143.
Annie holds a PhD 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. Previously, Annie ran an extended day program for children ages 3-9 and is a research fellow at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.