Undergraduate RA, Rachelle Johnson was appointed to the Young Adult Leadership Council for the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD). The NCLD is a diverse group of young adults diagnosed with learning disabilities and/or attention issues, who are future leaders in the disabilities movement and plan to create change for those with learning disabilities. Rachelle is highly passionate about learning disabilities and plans to spend her professional career researching and advocating for those with learning disabilities. She feels being a part of the council will present her with even greater opportunities to advocate for and create a lasting impact for those with learning disabilities, while engaging and forming connections with others who share similar goals.

Dr. Jenna Finch has been awarded the 2019-2021 American Educational Research Association (AERA) and Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Early Career Research Fellowship in Middle Childhood Education and Development.

Rachelle Johnson and Amyia Harris received Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experiences funding for the 2019-2020 academic year! We are so excited to work with them on their research projects.