Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight

A key pillar of the Anita Zucker Center is preparing future leaders in early childhood to make long term impact for children and families locally, nationally, and internationally. Meet some of our students by scrolling below!

Student Spotlight: Fang Xu

Just a few years ago, Fang Xu was content studying laboratory medical science at Taishan Medical University in China. Surrounded by high-tech medical devices and white lab coats, she felt assured in her role.  One day, however, everything changed. After venturing into...

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Student Spotlight: Siwei Qin

After teaching for nearly a year, Siwei Qin discovered a new passion: helping young children to learn. Searching for a way to hone her skills, she joined the Anita Zucker Center with hopes of becoming a better educator and promoting inclusivity in early childhood...

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Student Spotlight: Boram Song

Boram Song has always had a way with words — and teaching the English language to young children. In fact, for nearly 10 years, she served as an educator; instructing them and searching for evidence-based curricula to support them. Eventually, this search led to a...

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Student Spotlight: Twinkle Zheng

Meet Twinkle Zheng, a second-year Anita Zucker Center doctoral student affiliate. Passionate about making data-informed decisions and supporting practitioners in the implementation of evidence-based practices, Twinkle works alongside Dr. Patricia Snyder on the...

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Student Spotlight: Sara Germansky

Meet Sara Germansky, a second-year Anita Zucker Center doctoral student affiliate. Committed to creating a more empowered and effective early childhood workforce, Sara works alongside advisors Drs. Patricia Snyder and Brian Reichow. Alexis Brown: Let’s begin the...

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Student Spotlight: Michelle Crosby

Meet Michelle Crosby. Michelle is a second-year doctoral student enrolled in the Preparing Leaders in Early Childhood Studies and Implementation Science (PLECSIS) leadership training grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education...

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Student Spotlight: Yaqin Li

Meet Yaqin Li, a third-year doctoral student and avid early childhood policy advocate. With a rich background in educational administration, Yaqin has worked extensively with Dr. Snyder, Center director, on the Center’s Embedded Instruction project. Yaqin dropped by...

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Student Spotlight: Jennifer Harrington

For early interventionist Jennifer Harrington, studying at the Anita Zucker Center has provided nothing short of a ‘great opportunity’ to be immersed in the field of early childhood.  When not working on the Institute of Education Sciences-funded Goal 3 Embedded...

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Student Spotlight: Jennifer Jaramillo

Meet Jennifer Jaramillo, an Albuquerque, NM native, and second-year doctoral student at the Anita Zucker Center. Currently, Jennifer is working on the center’s Project PREPARE initiative with Dr. Mary McLean, and has worked with Dr. Patricia Snyder, Anita Zucker...

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