Biography

Carly Robinson is a Ph.D. Candidate in Education at Harvard University in the Human Development, Learning, and Teaching concentration. Her interests lie at the intersection of social psychology, education, and youth development, and her current research focuses on developing and testing interventions that mobilize social support for students to improve student outcomes. In particular, she focuses on promoting positive teacher-student relationships and empowering families to improve student outcomes. Carly is associated with the Social Psychology in Education & the Environment (SPIEE) Lab at the University of California Santa Barbara and the Student Social Support (S3) R&D Lab at the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to starting the doctoral program, Carly worked as a Research Fellow in the S3 Lab managing and implementing randomized field experiments related to education, and as a third grade teacher. She received her Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. in Psychology from Williams College.