As Senior Program Associate, Emma Lee brings her appreciation for childhood and her respect for families to the initiatives of the Fred Rogers Institute. Her work reaches across the research, policy, and practice sectors in early childhood, K-12 education, and social services to support the interactions and relationships that help children thrive. Before joining the Institute, Emma worked at the RAND Corporation as a Policy Analyst. Her work included research, evaluation, and technical assistance for projects in early childhood and K-12 education in both rural and urban settings. She holds an Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University and a B.A. in Psychology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Emma’s favorite things to do are play with her two little girls and work on the lavender farm she and her husband started right up the road in Ligonier, PA.