Meet the Lookit team

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 children frequently provide feedback on studies.

Research interests: Origins of conscious experience--or what it's like to be a baby

Hobbies: Board games, partner acrobatics

Laura Schulz

Laura is the PI of the Early Childhood Cognition Lab.

Research interests: How children arrive at a common-sense understanding of the physical and social world through exploration and instruction.

Hobbies: hiking, reading, and playing

Rico Rodriguez

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

Junyi Chu

Junyi runs the "Your baby, the physicist" study. She's working on answering all the amazing questions we can only answer with longitudinal data like this.

Moira (Molly) Dillon

Molly is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and the PI of the Lab for the Developing Mind at NYU. She ran the study "Baby Euclid" on Lookit.

Research interests: the origins of abstract thought, especially in the domains of geometry and number.

Hobbies: ballet, tennis, speaking French

Erica Yoon

Erica is a graduate student in Mike Frank's lab at Stanford University. She ran the study "Mind and Manners" on Lookit.

Research interests: development of polite language understanding

Hobbies: Watching non-gory thrillers, playing with/learning from her new baby Somy

Alumni & Collaborators


Melissa Kline

Postdoc, MIT

Hobbies: Sewing, tango, and singing.

Rianna Shah (IAP, Sp, Fall 2015; IAP, Sp 2016; Sp 2018)

Undergraduate, MIT

Alice Wang (Summer 2017)

Undergraduate, Wellesley

Jessica Zhu (Fall 2016)

Undergraduate, MIT

Hobbies: Playing cards, eating watermelon, and hanging out with friends

Audrey Ricks (Summer 2016)

Undergraduate, MIT

Hobbies: Biking, learning and exploring

Hope Fuller-Becker (Sp 2015, Sp 2016)

Undergraduate, Wellesley College

Hobbies: drawing, painting, reading and running

Joseph Alvarez (Summer 2015)

Undergraduate, Skidmore College

Hobbies: Creating, discovering, and playing electric guitar!

Annie Dai (IAP, Sp 2015)

Undergraduate, MIT

Hobbies: Running, spending time outdoors, listening to music

Jean Yu (IAP, Sp 2015)

Undergraduate, Wellesley College

Hobbies: ballet, figure skating, piano, making art, learning about art, reading about art, learning about the brain

Daniela Carrasco (Sp 2015)

Undergraduate, MIT

Hobbies: Crossfit athlete, swimming, boxing, painting and sketching

Jean Chow (Fa 2014)

Undergraduate, MIT

Research interests: cognitive development and learning in young children

Hobbies: Running, cycling, Taekwondo, art, being outdoors, chilling with her dog

Rachel Magid

As ECCL lab coordinator (and then graduate student) she helped get Lookit off the ground!

Hobbies: Reading historical fiction and cooking