Katie Brush is a Research Assistant at the EASEL Lab. Her work primarily supports the SEL Analysis Project, which focuses on analyzing and describing the curricular content and key features of leading social emotional learning programs in ways that enable schools and out-of-school-time organizations to make informed decisions about SEL programming. Prior to joining the lab, Katie spent two years as an AmeriCorps volunteer with City Year, working as a literacy tutor, behavior coach, and afterschool coordinator at an elementary school in Boston. She also spent two years as a grant writer on City Year's development team, helping to secure funding for their academic, social-emotional, positive school climate, attendance, and afterschool initiatives. Outside of work, Katie volunteers with Horizons for Homeless children, where she helps engage young children in play activities that foster healthy social, emotional, and cognitive development. Her research interests include the study and design of programs and curricula that support healthy social-emotional and moral/ethical development among students. Katie has an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard ('15) and a B.A. in History from Tufts University ('10).