Keadija Wiley is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Human Development and Family Studies department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She also completed her Master’s in the HDFS department in 2020. She completed her B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016. Keadija’s current research interest revolve around contexts that support children’s development, specifically through the function of parent-child interactions. More specifically, she is interested in exploring the impact that racial socialization messages have on children, how children make meaning of race from these messages, and how these messages teach children to cope. At the intersection of these child level factors, Keadija is interested in understanding the role of children’s cognitive developmental processes in this understanding.