Kirsten McLaughlin is currently a fifth-year doctoral sudent in the Developmental Psychology Ph.D. program at UNC-Chapel Hill. She has previously received a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Family Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a M.A. in Developmental Psychology from the UNC- Chapel Hill. Kirsten’s research focuses on perinatal experiences and how they influence children’s cognitive and socioemotional development in the first two years of life. Specifically, she examines the association between prenatal stress and the development of self-regulation through a biopsychosocial lens.