Jessica Sommerville is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Associate Director for the Foundations for Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Competence at the Center for Child and Family Well-Being, both at the University of Washington. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 2002 and completed a post-doc at the University of Washington in 2003. Her research is funded by NICHD, the John Templeton Foundation, and via intra-mural funding at the University of Washington.
Kelsey is a post-doctoral researcher in the lab. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Duke University in 2017. Kelsey’s research examines the
active role that infants and young children play in their early cognitive and social development. Specifically, her work explores how curiosity, or the drive to seek out information,
shapes early learning experiences — with a focus on processes related to language acquisition and social cognition.
Learn more about Kelsey's research at her website.