Amelia Bachleda, Ph.D.

Director of Outreach and Education

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Amelia Bachleda, Ph.D. is Director of Outreach and Education at the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences. Dr. Bachleda’s professional background bridges the gap between two distinct fields - education and neuroscience. She holds a Ph.D. in neurobiology, and as an outreach specialist, Amelia specializes in sharing the science of learning and development in actionable formats. Since joining I-LABS in 2015, she has had the opportunity to work with thousands of community members invested in human learning, including parents, child care providers, educators and policymakers. Dr. Bachleda travels nationwide to give trainings and keynotes, as well as developing courses, online-trainings, and resources for educators.

Prior to her work at I-LABS, Dr. Bachleda earned a B.S. in neurobiology at the University of Washington and a Ph.D. in neurobiology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her graduate work focused on brain and sensory development. She has developed content and curriculum materials for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC and was a 2019-2020 Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) fellow.