Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Elica Sharifnia is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Marsico Institute for Early Learning. She studied Developmental Psychology at the University of Miami. Prior to joining the Marsico Institute, she worked in early childhood education research in the School Readiness Lab at the University of Miami and in the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International and was a student teaching assistant at The Children’s School at Claremont McKenna College. Through her research experiences, she has contributed to a variety of early childhood STEM development, evaluation, and assessment projects and has extensive experience in project management, instrument development, data collection and analysis, and developing and delivering professional development workshops to early childhood teachers. Her research interests broadly center around better understanding how to best promote high-quality STEM teaching and learning for young children with the goal of informing educational practices in both the school and home context.