I-LABS graduate student Melanie Fish has been awarded the SRCD Pre-doctoral State Policy Scholar Program in Early Learning!
The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) supports scholars with placements in state Executive Branch offices working on state pre-k programs. The program aims to provide participants with firsthand experience in state policymaking and program implementation/evaluation, while also providing state Executive Branch agencies greater access to child development research expertise. With Dr. Kuhl as her academic mentor, Melanie will be partnering with the Research and Analysis team, led by Dr. Vickie Ybarra, at the Washington State Department of Early Learning. Melanie and her mentors will have opportunities to gain further experience and insights into the ways in which research and child development expertise can be used to inform policymaking at the state level.