Laura Hennefield is currently a graduate student in Psychology at Washington University in St Louis. She is studying the development of preferences in infants and young children in Lori Markson’s Cognition and Development Lab. Laura received her MA in Psychology from Hunter College in 2008, where she completed her thesis on lexical and conceptual representations of kinds in Sandeep Prasada’s Language and Conceptual Development lab. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Purchase College (SUNY) in 2005.