Grace Ocular

2019.06.13.GO.headshotGrace Ocular is lab coordinator and graduate research assistant at Child Language Interactions and Memory (CLIaM) research lab. She is in her first year of graduate studies in the Dual Language Development program at the College of Education at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Grace has been the longest serving research assistant at CLIaM lab, starting since Fall 2015. Throughout her assistantship in the CLIaM lab, Grace has conducted and managed numerous research projects and publications. In summer 2019, she published her first paper with Dr. Carmiol, Dr. Kelly and colleagues. Grace has presented projects with Dr. Kelly and colleagues at the Society for Research in Child Development, Western Psychological Association, and contributed to conference presentation for American Educational Research Association. In addition, she also served as a reviewer for the Society for Research in Human Development conference. This year, Grace will continue to co-coordinate the data collection for the iLanguage research project and is excited to integrate her research work at CLIaM lab and her graduate studies. Outside of CLIaM lab, Grace contributes to the university as the only graduate student in the planning team of the Data Fellows at CSULB, which fosters data-informed solutions that aims to positively impact student success across the university. Grace also enjoys mentoring undergraduate students in CLIaM and she extends this beyond CSULB as she is currently serving her fourth year as mentor at Power4Youth. When she has free time, Grace likes to go for a run by the beach and practice yoga.