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Meet an Alum

Kelly Sheppard, Ph.D. ’16, is a graduate of the Developmental Psychology program. After completing her postdoc at Children’s Hospital and moving to Washington, DC, she joined the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as a Social Science Researcher to improve child passenger safety based on evidence of effectiveness. She says, “The diversity of research needs means the topic a person focused on in graduate school is less important than their understanding of how to answer questions — or at least add to our understanding and work towards ‘answers.'” Learn more about how Kelly’s graduate training prepared her for her career path.

Undergraduate Research Series