Education, Research & Impact

Our Education, Research & Impact Team, led by Dr. Tia Kim, consists of a team of research scientists, research assistants, and product engagement specialists who build on Committee for Children’s extensive experience in the field of social-emotional learning to develop and continuously improve our programs and products.​

Our researchers translate recent research from the field and the current challenges and needs of classrooms into practical application to ensure every program and product we create promotes the social-emotional development, safety, and well-being of children. The team is deeply invested in the continuous improvement of our programs and uses research as an aid to these efforts. The Committee for Children research advisory group also provides consultation and guidance to our staff.​

Join our growing team! Visit our Careers page to learn about our current openings.

Tia Kim.

Tia Kim, PhD

Vice President of Education, Research & Impact

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Erin Raab, PhD

Research Manager

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Karen Thierry, PhD

Research Manager

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Sherri Widen, PhD

Research Manager

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Jane Choi, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

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Cailin Currie, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

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Yangyang Liu, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

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Pooja Rajanbabu

Pooja Rajanbabu

Research Associate

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Naomi Delger

Research Assistant

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Sonny Lim

Research Assistant

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Haleigh Maughan

Research Assistant

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Allison Tanaka

Allison Tanaka

Research Assistant

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Carrie Thomas, MBA

Senior Product Engagement Manager

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Ailsa Kiemle

Product Engagement Supervisor

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Cassie Hudson-Heck

Product Engagement Specialist

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Michelle Romero

Product Engagement Specialist

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Maria Slade

Product Engagement Coordinator

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Research Advisory Group