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past fellow


Dr. Herd has a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Virginia Tech and completed her CMT32 postdoctoral fellowship with Jennie Noll (HDFS), Sarah Font (Sociology/Criminology), and Max Crowley (HDFS) in 2023. Toria has published 7 papers in the last year. She also contributed to numerous fact sheets/policy memos and served as a policy associate for the Research-to-Policy Collaboration. Toria is now a policy fellow through the Society for Research in Child Development working in the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation in the federal government. She conducts and manages research funded by the Administration of Children and Families to support the policy and programmatic needs of the Offices of Headstart, Childcare, and the Children’s Bureau. 

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