Dana Miller-Cotto is an educational/developmental scientist interested in the role of home and educational opportunities that predict students’ readiness in mathematics. A core component of her work is understanding the development of executive functions and how this cognitive process is shaped by early home learning experiences. In particular, she is interested in how Black and Latinx families socialize their children to thrive in school despite anticipated setbacks and how this socialization process predicts executive functions and mathematical outcomes. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Delaware. She earned her B.A. degree from City University of New York (CUNY) Lehman College and her Ph.D. in educational psychology from Temple University in 2017.
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