Congratulations, Kristin!

One of our stellar DiSH Lab Research Assistants, Kristin Horrillo, just accepted an offer of admission to the Mills College School of Education!

Check out what Kristin has to say here:

“I’ll be taking part in a two-year Masters’ in Education with an emphasis in Child Life in Hospitals program at Mills that focuses on equipping students with specialized training to respond to the developmental, social, and emotional needs of hospitalized children and their families. I’ve always wanted to work with children and have been really interested in developmental psychology since High School, but after suffering the loss of a close family member I knew I wanted to help bring some normalcy to children in the hospital setting.  After working in the DiSH lab and learning how research is conducted and learning how to apply research through the Applied Developmental Psychology Minor program I knew I wanted to pursue a career that valued the power of research. As a Certified Child Life Specialist, I will be able to use research to mitigate the impact of medical trauma while preserving basic developmental pathways and family support systems in hospitals and medical communities. I’m so excited to take what I’ve learned at UCLA into this next step in my education!”

We’ll miss you around the lab, Kristin, but we’re so proud of you for following your passion!