Nelcida Garcia, Doctoral Student
Nelcida is a third year doctoral student in the developmental science program. She has a B.S. in psychology and a M.A. in educational psychology. As part of her senior capstone project, she explored potential differences in executive function in bilinguals and monolinguals. Nelcida’s current research interests include bilingualism, language development, executive function and working memory. She is currently examining how individual differences in executive function and working memory explain individual differences in preschool children's spatial ability.
LaTreese Hall, Doctoral Student
LaTreese is a first year doctoral student in the developmental science program. She has a B.S. in psychology from Central Michigan University and a M.A. in Education and Psychology from Liberty University. As a master's student, she piloted a bullying intervention study. LaTreese's current research interests include spatial language development, and exploring those environmental factors (SES, parent language input) that explain individual differences in spatial language development. LaTreese was awarded the FIU Inclusion Fellowship in 2019 so that she can focus exclusively on her research interests while at FIU.