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Madison Sewell

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Biography

I’m a third-year doctoral student in Developmental Sciences. I came to graduate school after working in a variety of educational contexts including a gifted-and-talented summer program in Arkansas, a high school in the Czech Republic, and an urban elementary school in Dallas, Texas. Throughout these experiences, I became interested in learning more about social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) skills and their relationship to positive youth development. I currently work with Dr. Chris Napolitano, and my research interests include how SEB skills influence academic achievement and civic engagement behaviors such as volunteering, activism, informal helping, and voting during adolescence and young adulthood. I am also interested in how civic engagement can influence the development of SEB skills. I use quantitative methods in this research.


In my spare time, I enjoy reading and audiobooks, training for marathons, international travel, and hiking in the U.S. National Parks. If you’d like to connect, please reach out to me via email.  

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