Director

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Kristina Olson, Ph.D, is the director of the TransYouth Project. She is an associate pro­fes­sor of psy­chol­ogy at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton. She received her Ph.D. in 2008 from Har­vard Uni­ver­sity before beginning her fac­ulty career at Yale Uni­ver­sity. She moved her research lab to the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton in 2013. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, and the Arcus Foundation. Kristina was a winner of the 2014 Sage Young Scholars Award, the 2015 Early Career Award from the International Social Cognition Network, the 2015 Davida Teller Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award, and the 2016 Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformational Early Career Contributions from the Association for Psychological Science. At the TransYouth Project she supervises the research team, over­sees research design, data col­lec­tion, and the pub­li­ca­tion and dis­sem­i­na­tion of our findings. olson.cv

Project Coordinators

gabrielleGabrielle (Gabi) Lindquist is one of the project coordinators at the TransYouth Project. She graduated from Occidental College in 2015. She leads many of the special project around the lab, including keeping us up-to-date with all IRB documents and other critical paperwork, helping with grant submissions and leading parent interviews.

Riley Lowe is one of the project coordinators at the TransYouth Project. She graduated from the University of Washington where she was a a psychology major and worked in the Social Cognitive Development lab. Riley hopes to one day attend graduate school in clinical psychology. She supervises the undergrad team and leads the majority of research trips around the U.S. and Canada.

Daniel Alonso is one of the project coordinators. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in psychology and a Spanish minor. At the TYP, he leads and organizes trips, collects data with families, and supervises research assistants. He hopes to one day get his Ph.D. in developmental and/or social psychology.

Post-doctoral Fellow

Selin Gülgöz is a postdoctoral fellow working at the TransYouth Project. She graduated from the University of Michigan, with a Ph.D. in developmental psychology in 2015, and before that received her B.A. from Koç University.  Her work focuses on understanding early gender development.

Graduate Students

Annie Fast is a fifth year graduate student in the developmental area . She received her B.A. in psychology from Providence College. In addition to her main line of work on prosocial behavior in children, at the TYP, Annie studies transgender preschoolers.

Elizabeth Enright is a fourth year graduate student in the developmental area. She received her B.S. from Ripon College in psychology and math. In addition to her main line of work on social status understanding in children, at the TYP she has explored gender stereotyping in transgender children.

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Lily Durwood is a second year graduate student in the child clinical and developmental areas. She received her B.A. from Harvard University in psychology and women and gender studies. In the SCD lab, Lily examines gender development and mental health in transgender and gender nonconforming children.

Jessica Glazier is a first year graduate student in the developmental and social areas. She received her B.A. from Albion College in psychology then worked as a lab manager at the University of Michigan. She is interested in prejudice against transgender and nonconforming children.

TYP Undergraduate Research Assistants: Gabriella Ji , Deja Edwards, Grace Kim, Jenna Weber, Hanna Pettersson, Elaine Currie