Senior Research Analyst – Early Childhood Programs, M.A.
As the Senior Research Analyst for Early Childhood Programs at the Center for the Economics of Human Development, Sylvi Kuperman supports the Center’s research on early childhood investments that enhance character skills, achievement and lifespan development. She is particularly interested in environmental and neuropsychological processes that shape social cognition, self-regulation, resilience, and engagement in learning.
Sylvi earned an M.A. in the Social Sciences from University of Chicago in 1995. She completed a B.S. in Psychology at the University of Illinois, working as an Edmund J. James Scholar in Ross D. Parke’s Social Development Lab. In 2007, Sylvi completed a Secondary Education Teaching program at National Louis University, earning ISBE Type 09 Social Science Certification with endorsements in psychology and history. Formerly Adjunct Faculty at the College of Lake County, Sylvi taught diverse learners aged 17 to 80.