Our efforts are supported by a dedicated group of research assistants.
Jaclyn Eccesso is a Research Assistant with the Marsico Institute working on the STEM Innovation for Inclusion in Early Childhood (STEMIEE) grant. Jaclyn was a special education teacher since 2015 before joining the Marsico Institute in 2020. She graduated from DU’s Morgridge College of Education with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education in 2018. Prior to becoming a teacher, Jaclyn worked in Chicago Public Schools creating and leading mindfulness and movement classes for young children. Since then, she has presented at a number of conferences on the benefits of mindfulness, movement, and meditation for children with disabilities.
Nebeyu is a third-year undergraduate student studying Computer Science at the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Denver. He is passionate about computer science and math; and engages profoundly in these fields both academically and non-academically. He hopes that he can continue with this path to become a software engineer. He is currently a Web Developer for the Marisco Institute working on supporting the institute’s [LT]2 website.
Erin Jamieson joins Marsico as a Research Assistant. Erin has supported research and evaluation initiatives in education in the Denver area for over ten years, with an emphasis on early childhood. She has supported quality data collection in a range of community projects, including the Denver Preschool Project, Clayton Early Learning, and Marsico's Evaluation of Learning Trajectories in Early Childhood. Currently, she is helping to improve the accuracy of translated material with STEMIIEE. She is also a mom to two great kids, manager of a busy household, and just recently mastered the art of the homemade bagel.