Emma Lazaroff

Emma Lazaroff

Emma Lazaroff is a Ph.D. candidate in the Human Development program in the Department of Educational Psychology. Emma received her B.A. in Psychology from Quinnipiac University and was a lab manager at Boston College prior to pursuing her Ph.D. Her research investigates how children use cognitive supports such as analogy and language, to learn about STEM concepts. In particular, her interests lie in determining how these concepts can be organized to help children most effectively retain and generalize information. Emma is being advised by Dr. Haley Vlach.

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships:

2019: Network Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2019: Diversity Travel Award, Cognitive Development Society
2018: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Honorable Mention
2017-2021: Data Recognition Corporation Fellow, Wisconsin Center for Education Research Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2016-2021: Advanced Opportunity Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2010-2014: Dean’s List, Quinnipiac University
2012: Outstanding Academic Achievement Award by a Sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences, Quinnipiac University