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School of Education

Cohort: 2016

Curriculum Vitae

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Advisor(s):

  • Roberta Golinkoff

Assistantship

  • TRI-ELL Project

Specialization(s):

Learning Sciences

Research Interest(s)

Bilingualism, how children learn from media and technology, language acquisition

Daniela Avelar Guerrero

Daniela Avelar was born and raised in El Salvador. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Prior to pursuing the doctoral program at the University of Delaware, Avelar worked as a lab manager in the Communication and Language Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her current research interests include bilingualism and language acquisition as well as how children learn from media and technology. Avelar is also a research assistant under Dr. Steve Amendum for the Targeted Reading Intervention for English Language Learners (TRI-ELL) project.

Education

  • B.A. in Psychology, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

 Professional Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Steve Amendum, Targeted Reading Intervention for English Language Learners (TRI-ELL) project, University of Delaware (2016–present)
  • Coordinator of Research Programs, Communication and Language Lab, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2015–2016)
  • Teaching Assistant, Psychology Department, Franklin and Marshall College (2012–2015)

 Honors and Awards

  • Honors List, Franklin and Marshall College (2011–2015)
  • Honors thesis: Tell me why you’re texting! Effect of cell phone use on interpersonal interactions.
  • Whitely Prize for excellent Psychology student, Franklin and Marshall College (2015)
  • Brookshire Award for excellent Psychology research, Franklin and Marshall College (2015)

Presentations

Avelar, D. (January, 2016). “Tell me why you’re texting! Effect of cell phone use on interpersonal interactions.” Poster presented at the 17th annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Diego, California.