150 Children's Research Center
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Advisor: Catherine Corr and Michaelene Ostrosky
Misty received her masters degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She worked in the field of early childhood special education for 14 years prior to becoming a doctoral student. Through collaboration and building connections with families and community providers, Misty seeks to build awareness and understanding of the unique needs of diverse at-risk families and their children. Her research interest includes early childhood services with at-risk youth & families, in addition to barriers to services. Misty is passionate about building family systems and empowering parent-child relationships through intentional play.