I am currently a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, working with Dr. Paul Harris. My research is characterized by two interrelated themes. One theme is children’s understanding of the mind or their “theory of mind.” My studies examine developmental predictors of children’s theory of mind (e.g., temperament), social-cognitive consequences of theory of mind development (e.g., moral reasoning, hostile attributions of intent, and how children learn from others), and the flexibility of children’s theory of mind as evidenced in their understanding of non-human minds (e.g., all-knowing minds). The second theme focuses on children’s understandings of the counterintuitive. Much of my work is focused on how children mentally represent ideas that defy their intuitions or first-hand perceptions (e.g., evolutionary theory, God’s omniscience), as well as factors that influence children's belief in such ideas—including the nature of the claims, the expertise of the informants, and children’s own representational abilities and intuitions. I earned my PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan in 2011, and my BA in Psychology from Florida International University in 2005.