Emma Sterling is a Research Assistant at the EASEL Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her primary focus is on conducting a nationally representative survey examining what social emotional learning actually looks like in public schools across the U.S. She also supports the Kernels of Practice project, helping develop low-burden, high-quality strategies for teaching social emotional learning in schools. Prior to joining the EASEL Lab, Emma cultivated her passions for child development, global education, and issues in equity and opportunity through ten years of living and teaching across contexts as diverse as the U.S., China, Italy, Morocco, and Kenya. Emma earned an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a B.A. in Public Policy from New York University.