Kayla Ablin completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology at Barnard College of Columbia University, where she founded the first academic psychology journal, Pink Freud. While there, Kayla worked as a research assistant in both the Barnard Cognitive Development Center and the Barnard Toddler Center where she collected data for various studies regarding spatial awareness and attachment behaviors in early childhood development. During her sophomore year, Kayla presented her research on how children anticipate the world around them to fellow Barnard and Columbia psychology students as well as department faculty. Additionally, she recently completed her thesis on the impact of COVID-19 on toddler and caretaker behavior and is continuing to participate in data collection for the Barnard Toddler Center. Throughout college, Kayla enjoyed volunteering for after-school programs in Harlem where she taught conflict resolution to children of various ages.