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About Us

We’re the Baby’s First Years team at Teachers College - Columbia University, and we’re looking forward to meeting you!


Molly Scott


New York Study Coordinator

  • Grown up Molly loves visiting botanical gardens, reading, and mint chocolate-chip ice cream! 

  • 4-year-old Molly loved visiting the playground, coloring, and mint chocolate-chip ice cream! 

Chanel Ramirez


Research Assistant

  • Grown up Chanel loves walks though Inwood Hill Park & Fort Tryon Park, the New York Yankees, chicharrón de pollo sin hueso, and is still obsessed with dogs

  • 4-year-old Chanel loved dogs, playing with Abuela, and McDonald's chicken McNuggets.

Angie Narvaez

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Research Assistant

  • 4-year-old Angie loved to read and mint chocolate chip ice cream

  • Grown up Angie loves trying new restaurants, traveling to new places, and mint chocolate chip ice cream. 

Katie Diaz


Research Assistant

  • 4-year-old  Katie loved The Cheetah Girls, swimming, putting on shows for her family, and her play kitchen named “The Broccoli Cafe” (even though she didn’t really like broccoli). 

  • Grown up loves her dog Sadie, sour patch kids, Broadway shows, Gilmore Girls, and horseback riding.