Meet the Lookit team

Core Team


Rico Rodriguez

Rico is Lookit's lead software engineer, working on planning and adding features for both participants and researchers.

Laura Schulz

Laura is the PI of the Early Childhood Cognition Lab. She conducts research about how children arrive at a common-sense understanding of the physical and social world through exploration and instruction.

Kim Scott

Kim started Lookit as a graduate student, and now runs the project as a research scientist in the Early Childhood Cognition Lab. Her three children frequently provide feedback on studies.

Mark Sheskin

Mark organizes the Lookit Working Groups, which are groups of researchers working to improve Lookit in a variety of ways.

Affiliated Universities and Researchers


As of November 2020, there are over 400 researchers in our community, and around 40 universities across seven countries affiliated with Lookit, including:

  • American University
  • Boston College
  • Boğaziçi University
  • University of British Columbia
  • Brown University
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
  • University of Chicago
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
  • Duke University
  • University of Essex
  • East Tennessee State University
  • George Mason University
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Harvard University
  • Haskins Laboratories
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Kansas
  • Leiden University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • University of Maryland (UMD)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Nottingham
  • New York University (NYU)
  • University of Oregon
  • Rutgers
  • Smith College
  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • Stanford University
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • University of Tokyo
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Yale University
  • Yeshiva University

To learn about joining us, visit the guide to getting started!

Working Groups


Although the Core Team at MIT provides a foundation for Lookit to function, a lot of great additional work is done by the community of researchers using Lookit. These efforts are organized as "Working Groups" that each have a different focus. For example, one Working Group is focused on increasing our sample size and diversity, and another is focused on supporting new researchers as they learn how to use Lookit. A current list of members includes:

  • Caspar Addyman
  • Catherine Best
  • Agata Bochynska
  • Katherine Casey
  • Lisa Chalik
  • Allie Chroust
  • Junyi Chu
  • Marc Colomer
  • Nicole Cuneo
  • Michaela C. DeBolt
  • Caitlin Fausey
  • Hyesung Grace Hwang
  • Liz Lapidow
  • Bria Long
  • AJ Orena
  • Maddie Pelz
  • Rico Rodriguez
  • Haley Weaver
  • Yang Wu
  • Francis Yuen

Undergraduate student alumni


Joseph
Alvarez

Summer 2015

Skidmore College

Daniela
Carrasco

Spring 2015

MIT

Jean
Chow

Fall 2014

MIT

Junyi
Chu

Summer 2015

Vanderbilt

Annie
Dai

IAP, Spring 2015

MIT

Hope
Fuller-Becker

Spring 2015, 2016

Wellesley College

Kamaria
Kaalund

Fall 2019

Wellesley College

Audrey
Ricks

Summer 2016

MIT

Rianna
Shah

IAP, Sp, Fall 2015; IAP, Sp 2016; Sp 2018

MIT

Alice
Wang

Summer 2017

Wellesley

Jean
Yu

IAP, Spring 2015

Wellesley College

Jessica
Zhu

Fall 2016

MIT