Natalie Brezack is a Research Associate in the Learning and Technology area at WestEd. She researches the development and efficacy of educational technology tools to support K–12 students’ learning, with a particular focus on younger learners. Brezack is currently working on projects funded by the Institute of Education Sciences to examine the efficacy of technology in supporting kindergarten students’ math learning and fourth-grade students’ science learning.
Brezack’s work on young children’s learning and development has appeared in peer-reviewed developmental psychology journals (Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Journal of Cognition and Development).
Brezack earned her PhD in developmental psychology with a certificate in education from the University of Chicago. In her doctoral work, she examined young children’s learning through active experience in online, informal, and formal environments, as well as children’s social and cognitive development. She received her BS in psychology from the University of Oregon.