Emily Tan

Emily Tan graduated from Bates College in 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology and minors in Spanish and Religious Studies. As an undergraduate, Emily took an interest in developmental psychology, interning at the New England Center for Children and the Harvard Laboratory for Developmental Studies. Emily’s senior thesis investigated the link between religious support and wellbeing in parents of children with autism. After graduating from Bates, Emily accepted a Fulbright research scholarship to study infant language acquisition with Dr. Denis Burnham at the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University. It was through working closely with mother-infant dyads during her Fulbright grant that Emily developed a strong interest in the mental health of caregivers. After her time at the DCRP, she plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology with a focus on family resilience in traditionally underserved populations.