Graduate Students and Research Assistants


My name is Hillary Langley, and I grew up in Matthews, NC (a suburb of Charlotte). I graduated from David W. Butler High School in 2002, and attended UNC-Chapel Hill as an undergraduate. At UNC, I became involved in the DCHD study at the end of my sophomore year, and I continued my work on the study until I graduated from UNC in the spring of 2006. I am now a doctoral graduate student at UNC working with Peter Ornstein, studying memory and cognitive development in young children, and still work as a part of the DCHD team. I love being able to see the kids at the assessments, and watch how they have grown over the years. I hope to be able to use the DCHD data as part of my dissertation, and ultimately one day become a college professor involved in research at a major university.


I recently graduated with a BA in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I worked with the Center for Developmental Science as an undergrad for about a year before becoming a full time employee shortly after graduation.  This fall I'll spend my time as a research assistant at the Kindergarten and First Grade lab visits in addition to any office work required to keep things running smoothly. I'm taking this year off from school to decide what path in psychology to follow and to explore my research interests. I truly enjoy lab visits and am excited to see all of the families again this fall!