Doctoral Student - Cohort 2
University of Connecticut
Amie Lopez is pursuing a doctorate in educational psychology with a concentration in early intervention and special education of young children from the University of Connecticut. Her research interests include early communication and special education advocacy. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Connecticut and earned two master’s degrees from Eastern Connecticut State University, one in early childhood education, and one in organizational management. Amie has spent more than two decades teaching young children, with the most recent ten years being at a laboratory school in which she supported the education of future teachers. She has presented at national conferences on topics that include implementing The Project Approach in early childhood classrooms, as well as early mathematics development in toddlers. Recently, Amie has taught at Quinebaug Valley Community College as an adjunct lecturer in infant and toddler development.