May 18, 2021
Hanna Junus is the Research Assistant for NCCF Co-Director Sharon Lynn Kagan. Hanna earned her B.S. in Applied Psychology at New York University, during which she primarily focused on education psychology and educational interventions. She earned her M.A. in Education Policy and Social Analysis, with a specialization in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), at Teachers College, Columbia University. Between degrees, Hanna worked inside an early childhood classroom before joining the NYC Division of Early Childhood Education’s Performance Team to support diverse UPK and 3-K programs’ growth towards high-quality pedagogy. Now, Hanna’s primary research interests include supporting equity and quality in existing ECEC services, building holistic and resilient ECEC systems, and promoting racial equity across policy structures.