Natalie George

Natalie George is a returning lab member and lab coordinator in the Child Language Interactions and Memory Lab. She graduated from California State University Long Beach (CSULB) in the spring of 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Natalie became interested in research after taking an intermediate statistics course at CSULB and was intrigued by data analysis. She has since gained a deeper understanding of data analysis as well as other research skills such as data collecting, coding, and literature reviews. Natalie has helped her fellow research assistants complete a research poster that investigated the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on student internship participation and outcomes. The poster was presented at the 2022 Western Psychological Association (WPA) annual convention. She is currently working together with her lab mates to present a poster that examines how parents help their children recall an aquarium visit. This poster will be presented at the 2023 Western Psychological Association convention in Riverside, CA. She was drawn to CLIaM Lab because of the research being performed on language and narrative development in children. Natalie has always loved working with children and is currently focused on working with children with special needs and disabilities. During her time at CSULB, Natalie also participated in the Office of Undergraduate Research Services Connects program (OURS Connects) at CSULB. This program paired her with a Peer Advisor who guided her throughout the research process, as well as supported her in achieving the OURS Connects research certificate. She is currently working as a Behavioral Technician (BT) at elementary and middle schools providing support for kids with autism. As a BT she utilizes ABA principles that seek to understand the function of certain behaviors and their consequences. She also helps her clients improve their social skills, life skills, as well as language and communication skills. In the future, she hopes to attend graduate school and earn her Ed.S. degree in school psychology so she can continue to support children and help them thrive. In her free time, Natalie loves to read, take dance classes, walk her dogs, and play with her two nephews.