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Virginia Valian, Ph.D.


Distinguished Professor of Psychology Hunter College, CUNY

Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Linguistics, and Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center

Virginia Valian is a cognitive scientist whose research focuses on language acquisition in two-year-olds, bilingualism, and why so few women are in positions of power and prestige.


Stephanie DiFabrizio


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PhD Student – on leave

Stephanie DiFabrizio is currently pursuing a  PhD in Psychology at the CUNY Graduate  Center. She graduated with a BA in  Psychology from Rutgers University (with a Minor in Biology), and an  MA in Psychology from Montclair State University. Stephanie is  interested in various aspects of development  in infants and toddlers, including cognitive development and language acquisition.