Maria Arredondo

Maria Arredondo received her PhD in developmental psychology from the University of Michigan under the supervision of Drs. Ioulia Kovelman and Susan Gelman and is currently a postdoc at the University of British Columbia working with Dr. Janet Werker. She is a developmental cognitive neuroscientist interested in bilingual infants and young children’s language acquisition and cognitive development. Her research investigates the cognitive mechanisms that allow children to acquire multiple languages, how bilingualism impacts the brain, and how children use language(s) to learn and understand their culture(s). Through these mechanisms, she explores what allows diverse and multilingual children to learn their languages successfully and provide them with the skills to succeed academically. Maria’s research spans from infancy across childhood, and it focuses on Latino and Asian children from immigrant families who often learn a minority language at home and English at school.