Grace Ocular

Grace Ocular is Lab Coordinator since 2016 and a research assistant since 2015 in the Child Language Interactions and Memory (CLIaM) research lab. Grace earned her Bachelor’s degree with honors in Human Development at California State University, Long Beach in 2016, where she was awarded as Outstanding Graduate of Human Development for her academic achievements and service to the university. Throughout her assistantship in the CLIaM lab, Grace has conducted and managed numerous research projects and publications. She has presented projects with Dr. Kelly and colleagues at the Society for Research in Child Development and Western Psychological Association conferences, and served as a reviewer for the Society for Research in Human Development. Her years of collaboration with Dr. Kelly continue to enrich her research practice with a strong foundation that prepares her to pursue a masters and Ph.D. in education and human development studies. Grace has co-coordinated the launch of Dr. Kelly’s new multi-year research project, which examines parent-child language interaction and smartphone use during their visit at a science museum. Aside from her contribution within the research community, Grace has also worked with at-risk and low-income youths from the Long Beach and Los Angeles community through her service at non-profit organizations as a mentor. Grace currently works as a behavioral therapist for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder at Behavioral Health Works.