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Elizabeth Kilgallon

Postgraduate Associate in the Child Study Center



Elizabeth Kilgallon is a postgraduate associate at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and currently works under the direction of Dr. Christina Cipriano on the RULER for All project. Elizabeth completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a specialty in Developmental Disabilities and Human Services from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. During her time there she spent two years working as a Educational Support Professional for children with disabilities and completed a thesis studying to what extent college students with mental illness incorporate their diagnoses into their sense of identity and how their experience of stigma impacts this understanding. Elizabeth spent a year post-graduation as an Early Intervention Specialist implementing DIR Floortime for autistic children (intentional use of identity-first language, see Dunn & Andrews, 2015). She is passionate about inclusion and the prospect of how SEL programs could help kids with disabilities. She hopes to pursue my PhD in Developmental Psychology in the upcoming years to further her abilities, knowledge, and skills as a researcher.

Education & Training

  • BS (Hon)
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Psychology (2020)

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