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My area of interest is the impact of relationships on youth development, including family functioning, teacher-student relationships, and peer relations. My current focus is the impact of small-group instruction (e.g., cooperative learning, peer tutoring) on positive peer relations, and subsequent cascading effects of improved peer relations on student engagement, behavior, mental health. My goal is to develop a scalable technology to support teachers in delivering these small-group lessons, and to assess the impact of large-scale implementation on both students (e.g., social-emotional development, educational equity) and teachers (e.g., stress, efficacy).