Hi, my name is Gissell Alvarado. Welcome to our lab! I’m a 2020 graduate from the University of California Santa Cruz with a bachelors in Intensive Psychology! My research interests are in language acquisition; specifically how social interactions, play-preferences and other general environmental factors influence language learning in young children. I have a background in ABA Therapy so I hope to pursue either a masters in Speech-Language Pathology or even Ph.D in developmental psychology in the near future! Some of my favorite hobbies include: backpacking, camping, playing music, journaling, and walking my 12 year old dog!