Sandy Gonzalez

Sandy Gonzalez

Sandy Gonzalez


  • B.A., Psychology, Florida International University, Miami, FL
  • A.A., Psychology, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL

Sandy worked at the PLSD from Spring of 2012 until Summer of 2013. Sandy graduated from FIU in December of 2012 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology, after which she became a paid post-baccalaureate research assistant for Dr. Pruden. Sandy played an integral role in developing PLSD's line of research on the influence of bilingualism on adult interpretation and mapping of novel labels to motion events. Sandy also assisted on a variety of lab projects including our investigation of teacher numeracy and spatial talk in early education classrooms, our survey of pre-school teacher access to and use of numeracy and spatial manipulatives in the early education setting, and our studies examining infant discrimination and categorization of actions and events.

Sandy is now a doctoral student in the Developmental Science program at Florida International University. She works with Dr. Eliza Nelson in the Hands Laboratory. Sandy continues to collaborate with Dr. Pruden.

Selected Presentations

Gonzalez, S.L., Krogh-Jespersen, S., & Pruden, S.M. (2014, May). “English-Spanish Bilingualism and the Conceptualization of Motion Events”. Talk presented at the first annual meeting for the UM/FIU Southeast Cross University Collaborative Mentoring Conference, Miami, FL.

Gonzalez, S.L., Bradley, C.A., Barriga, T., Krogh-Jespersen, S., & Pruden, S.M. (2013, November). “What Are You Looking At? Effects of English-Spanish Bilingualism on Attention to and Labeling of Motion Events”. Poster presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for the Study of Human Development, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Gonzalez, S., Bradley, C.A., Barriga, T.M., Krogh-Jespersen, S., & Pruden, S.M. (2013, April). “Mapping labels to motion events: Effects of bilingualism”. Poster presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.