Ashley is a doctoral student in Developmental Psychology working under the direction of Dr. Betty Repacholi. Ashley first discovered infant research in a language development lab at Duke University. Her honors thesis was an interdisciplinary project that examined how infants learned labels for emotional expressions. This challenging, yet fun, study prompted Ashley to continue research as a lab manager before joining I-LABS in 2014. The primary goal of Ashley’s graduate research is to bridge gaps between the affective science and developmental psychology literatures. Currently, she is examining how emotion processing develops throughout infancy and how factors such as perception, cognition, and language influence this process.