Erin Bumgarner, Math Buddy!

| September 13, 2010

Erin Bumgarner is a second-year doctoral student in Developmental Psychology and a graduate research fellow at the National Center for Children and Families at Columbia University. Ms. Bumgarner earned her B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from American University in Washington DC. After graduating, she moved to Boston where she worked as a teacher and completed her Masters Degree at Boston College in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology. Her research interests focus on how broad ecological risks, such as poverty, affect child development across different cultures and contexts. She is particularly interested in how such research can be used to inform social policies to benefit children from Hispanic immigrant families. This year is her second as a Zankel Fellow and Math Buddy.