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About Us

We’re the Baby’s First Years team at the Center for Neurobehavioral Development at The Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain - University of Minnesota, and we’re looking forward to meeting you!


Hannah Shryer

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MN Site Coordinator

  • 6-year old Hannah loved playing soccer, watching Disney movies, and eating chocolate ice cream.

  • Grown-up Hannah loves camping and backpacking, weaving, and playing with her dog Scout. 

Alexis Shuck

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Research Assistant

  • At 6 years old Alexis loved to play with her dog, Mckinley. She also loved gymnastics.

  • Grown up Alexis now loves to play with her two cats, Billy and Bobby.

Jacqueline Roueche

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Research Assistant

  • 6-year-old Jacqueline loved drawing and reading.  

  • Grown-up Jacqueline loves playing with her two kittens and eating chocolate. 

Emma Karras

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Research Assistant

  • 6-year-old Emma loved dinosaurs and princesses in addition to being a good big sister for her two younger brothers. 

  • Grown-up Emma loves to be creative through her artwork, pursue her interests in research, as well as to spend time with friends and family.

Hteemoo Saw

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Research Assistant

  • 6-year-old Hteemoo loved playing pretend, going outside to play, singing, and playing the piano.

  • Grown up Hteemoo has graduated from studying child development and is engaged! She still loves to be outside and attends MN Orchestra Hall concerts to hear classical music. 

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