Noelle Suntheimer is an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Predoctoral Fellow and PhD Student in Human Development at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an M.S.Ed. in Human Development from the University of Pennsylvania.
As a doctoral student and research professional, she applies quantitative methodologies and developmental science to answer policy-relevant research questions in support of disadvantaged families.
Noelle is affiliated with the RIPPLE Lab and Quality Preschool for Ghana (QP4G) project; here, she studies the underlying processes by which adversity may disrupt children’s development and protective mechanisms that mitigate the negative consequences of adversity in peri-urban Ghana.
She is also interested in how poverty-related risks are operationalized and applied in research and practice across different settings.