Graduate School of Education (2021-22 Graduate Fellow)

Research Interests

Soo Gyeong Ju is a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development program at Penn Graduate School of Education. Her research interest lies in children’s
cognitive development as a protective factor against their socioemotional difficulties. She is particularly interested in how to facilitate children’s executive function while considering
their environmental and physiological factors. Her recent work includes research on the relationship between Korean parents’ interaction styles and their children’s executive
function and social understanding development. She has been honored with multiple awards for her leadership on research as well as her help in building a supportive community at Penn.