Master's Student, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Geneva is a current master’s student in the Human Development and Psychology Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her undergraduate work in cardiac development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill inspired her love for developmental science and led her to a career in education where she could share that passion. Before coming to Harvard, Geneva taught high school science in Washington D.C., and studied cognitive development in the context of urban education systems at Johns Hopkins University. Outside of the classroom she worked at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center researching and evaluating metrics of self-reported executive functioning challenges for adolescents with autism. Through her experiences in the classroom and in the lab, Geneva became interested in investigating the impacts of stress and adversity on adolescent brain development and mental health. She is particularly interested in connecting the science of human development to education practices through trauma-informed interventions.