Claudine Maloles is a returning lab member of Child Language Interactions and Memory (CLIaM) lab. She joined the CLIaM lab in Fall 2019, and this will be her second year as a lab coordinator. Claudine loves interacting and learning about children’s behavior because they are ever–changing, which makes children the most interesting to study. In her first year at 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 completed a full study with colleagues where they transcribed, coded data, merged data, and presented for the UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) symposium. She has also participated in the Student Research Competition (SRC) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) where she has applied those skills she had learned from CLIaM lab to present her own research which focused on college students access and participation in high-impact practices (HIPs). Claudine has also collaborated with other research assistants in the Data Fellows Symposium to present research and has attended research conferences such as the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). This year, as lab coordinator, Claudine will oversee the HIPs survey data collection and will be participating in the Assessment Institute with Dr. Kelly. She will also be guiding research assistants on this project and provide feedback/support when needed. Claudine‘s four years of research experience with Dr. Kim Kelly and Dr. Risto Moisio will position her well for applying to the Early Childhood Education graduate program at CSULB this year, where she aspires to teach Child Development as a university professor and will be implementing her leadership and communication skills that she has developed these past few years. Claudine currently works as an Infant/Toddler Assistant Teacher, where she teaches and oversees children in a classroom. When she has free time, she enjoys studying astrology and playing multiple instruments.