Noelle Suntheimer

PhD Student | Human Development and Quantitative Methods

Noelle Suntheimer is an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Predoctoral Fellow and PhD Student in Human Development at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an M.S.Ed. in Human Development from the University of Pennsylvania.

As a doctoral student and research professional, she applies quantitative methodologies and developmental science to answer policy-relevant research questions in support of disadvantaged families.

Noelle is affiliated with the RIPPLE Lab and Quality Preschool for Ghana (QP4G) project; here, she studies the underlying processes by which adversity may disrupt children’s development and protective mechanisms that mitigate the negative consequences of adversity in peri-urban Ghana.

She is also interested in how poverty-related risks are operationalized and applied in research and practice across different settings.