Alison Giovanelli

PhD Candidate, Developmental Psychopathology and Clinical Science, University of Minnesota

Allie Giovanelli is a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, studying child development and clinical psychology. Her research focuses on the impacts of childhood experiences on adult well-being and the ways in which prevention and intervention programs may promote resilience. Prior to graduate school, Ms. Giovanelli received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UC Berkeley before teaching kindergarten in Tulsa, Oklahoma, through Teach For America. There, she became interested in early childhood education and potential mechanisms of resilience for children in poverty. Ms. Giovanelli aims to utilize her research and her unique experience as a researcher and clinician who has also spent time in the classroom to inform policy and practice around child health and well-being.

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