Vanessa Dabel, Math Buddy

| September 7, 2010

Hello, my name is Vanessa Dabel and I am so excited to be a Math Buddy! I am a first year MA student in the Developmental Psychology program at Teachers College, with a concentration in Risk, Resilience, and Prevention.  I recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Italian Studies.  I am interested in studying how environmental factors and innate characteristics contribute to learning in young people.  I am also interested in atypical learning and conducted research on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) while in undergrad. I want to pursue a career as a psychologist and conduct research that is devoted to the educational and developmental needs of children and adolescents from underserved populations and communities.  I look forward to inspiring young minds this year!