Claudine Maloles is currently a first-year graduate student in the Early Childhood Education (ECED) Program at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). She is a lab coordinator and graduate research assistant in the Child Language Interactions and Memory (CLIaM) lab. She has been in the CLIaM lab since the Fall of 2019 and joined the lab because she loves interacting and learning about children’s behavior since they are ever–changing. Throughout her time in the CLIaM lab, Claudine has learned practical research skills such as data collecting, where she recruited family participants at the aquarium and conducted systematic observation on family smartphone practices and engagement in the aquarium exhibit. Claudine has presented findings with colleagues where they analyzed the impact of internship participation during COVID-19 on students’ cognitive and psychosocial outcomes at the Western Psychological Association (WPA) Conference. She has also presented a poster with Dr. Kelly and other research assistants that investigated students’ perceptions of internship and research engagement during the pandemic. This year as lab coordinator, Claudine will be presenting at the American Education Research Association (AERA) Conference with Dr. Kelly and at the Western Psychological Association (WPA) Conference with her team members. She will also be leading a HIPs project with new research assistants. Claudine‘s five years of research experience with Dr. Kim Kelly and Dr. Risto Moisio will position her well for applying to Ph.D. programs, where she aspires to teach Child Development as a university professor and advocate for children and families in need. Claudine currently works as an Early Childhood Education Instructional Assistant where she teaches and oversees preschool children in a classroom. When she has free time, she enjoys studying astrology, journaling, and spending time with family.