Andrea is a postdoctoral associate in the Institute of Human Development and Social Change and Department of Applied Psychology at NYU. She earned a PhD in human development and MA in child development from the University of California, Davis, and a BA in psychology and economics from Barnard College. She is an interdisciplinary feminist scholar exploring how early social and cultural environments support wellbeing, particularly within Latine/x communities and in contexts of stress. Her work takes a strength-based approach to highlight how caregivers, especially mothers, are nurturing their children’s socioemotional health and what systemic, interpersonal, and intrinsic factors help them or challenge them. Passionate about Earth, interconnectedness, and storytelling, she is excited to be studying cultural and family influences on children’s early science learning as part of the Ciencia en Relatos project with Dr. Gigliana Melzi and collaborators.