Elpiniki Marchesini

Elpiniki Marchesini

Elpiniki Marchesini

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Applied Developmental Psychology: assessments in educational decision-making; whole-school improvement via multi-tiered service delivery models; collaboration between special and general educators; benefits of social-emotional teaching on a variety of student outcomes

Elpiniki is a third-year PhD student in Dr. Curby's Development in School Contexts Lab (DISC). Elpiniki received her BS in Psychology from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!), where she also minored in biology. Prior to joining DISC lab, Elpiniki received her masters degree in School Psychology from George Mason University in 2017. During her time in the School Psychology program, she became increasingly more interested in how developmental psychology can be utilized to help prevent learning and behavioral problems in school. Her current research interests include: assessment practices used in academic decision-making, whole-school improvement via multi-tiered service delivery models, collaboration between special and general educators, and the benefits of social-emotional teaching on a variety of student outcomes.

Education

George Mason University (2017) 

Master of Arts, Psychology

Concentration: School Psychology

Virginia Tech (2015)

Bachelor of Science, Psychology

Minor in Biological Science