Katharine Brush is a Research Associate at the EASEL Lab where her work supports several projects designed to strengthen the links between research and practice the field of social and emotional learning, including the SEL Analysis Project and the Taxonomy Project. She currently supports the team remotely from San Francisco, CA. Prior to joining the EASEL Lab in 2015, Katie was an AmeriCorps volunteer and grant writer at City Year, a nonprofit that partners with public schools to help students stay in school and on track to graduate. Her research interests include the effective promotion of social, emotional, and ethical development in school age children, both in the US and internationally. Katie has an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University and a B.A. from Tufts University.