Applied Developmental Psychology, PhD

Victor M Ortiz Cortes

Victor M Ortiz Cortes

Victor M Ortiz Cortes

Applied Developmental Psychology

Victor is a first-year Ph.D. student in Dr. Winsler’s lab. He graduated from Hunter College, CUNY, in 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology. Before coming to George Mason, Victor was at the New York Academy of Medicine, working on the East Harlem Action Collaborative for Child Health and Well-being (EHAC). As part of EHAC, he aided in using the voices of residents to redefine child-wellbeing. He also compiled measures to assess the residents’ definition of child well-being.

Victor’s current research interests lie in understanding the impact of neighborhood factors on academic achievement and language development.


B.A. Psychology, Hunter College, CUNY, 2019