Kelindah Schuster, B.A.
Teaching Artist, Brooklyn Arts Exchange/Marquis Studios/Recess Dumbo/Child's Play NY
"My work with Dr. Baird, particularly while helping edit her research on the role gender plays in teenagers, gave me insight into the psychology of child and adolescent development through the framework of identity and social positioning. This lens is the foundation of my pedagogy as an NYC teaching artist and I feel incredibly grateful to have been supported, enriched, and challenged by my work with Dr. Baird as it continues to manifest in my daily life."
Shari H. Silver, J.D.
Staff Attorney, Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland
"Working in the lab with Abby taught me so many fundamental skills that I use everyday as a lawyer.
The hands-down, most important ones are how to think critically and ask questions and how to write.
Even as an undergraduate, I was privileged to co-author an article with Abby, who took the time to mentor me and help me
find my passion in law. I credit Abby for my decision to attend law school: she was the first person to suggest I become a
lawyer, and she was unfailingly supportive of that goal."
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Olivia Westbrook-Gold, B.A. Masters Student in Social-Organizational Psychology, Columbia University Teachers College Research Assistant, Diversified Search "Working with Abby in the lab was an incredible experience. The amount of fun we had formulating critical questions and analyzing data solidified all of our statuses as full blown nerds! I will never forget when Abby let us sleep on the lab floor because it was air conditioned and our dorms were stifling. We lived and breathed middle school questionnaire data that summer and loved every minute of it."
Chloe Wheeler, B.A.
After School Program Coordinator, America SCORES New York
"As an URSI research fellow at Vassar College, I was lucky to have the opportunity to work under Professor Baird in analyzing data from her imaginary audience project examining adolescent neural responses to perceived peer influence. Working in the lab, I learned about the efforts that go into the investigative research process while gaining a better understanding of fMRI technology and the intricacies of the often misunderstood adolescent brain."