Jelena Obradovic: Introduction to the Winter Workshop on Poverty, Inequality, and Education

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 5:15pm to 7:00pm

CERAS Learning Hall, Stanford

Jelena Obradović is Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Development at Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2007, completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia, and joined the Stanford faculty in Developmental and Psychological Sciences (a program housed in the Graduate School of Education) in 2009. Obradović studies how biological, behavioral, and environmental processes contribute to the development and adaptation of at-risk children. She is Project Director for the Stanford Project on Adaptation and Resilience in Kids (SPARK), which studies how the interplay between biology and environment shapes children's health and well-being, and how self-regulatory skills help children to cope with daily challenges by enabling them to control their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Obradović is also currently a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar.