I am a Human Services Researcher at Mathematica. My research focuses on early childhood practice and measurement from birth to preschool. My current work seeks to identify and accurately measure essential features of quality in child care and early education settings and explores how they can be brought to scale successfully. This includes two features most directly related to young children’s experiences in the classroom: curricular quality and interactional quality.
I was previously an Institute of Education Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow with the School of Education & Human Development at the University of Virginia. I received my PhD in Education from the University of California, Irvine. I’m the daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, and was born and raised in Southern California.