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Academic Experience

Skyler Gin, M.S.

Pronouns: she/her

Dedicated Scholar & Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Specialist with significant teaching experience and a strategic approach to problem-solving. Diplomatic graduate student with sophisticated knowledge of multicultural and interdisciplinary teams. Resourceful and versatile with excellent interpersonal skills, a highly developed work ethic, and a reputation for integrity.


Brown University, Providence- Ph.D. Psychology

September 2022- Present

University of Oregon, Eugene- M.S. Psychology

September 2020 - June 2022

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo - B.S. Child Development Psychology

September  2016 - June 2020

Teaching & Mentor Experience

University of Oregon, Eugene - Graduate Teacher

March 2021 - June 2022

  • Lectured and created curriculum for Development and Psychopathology & Psychology of Trauma through a modern lens 

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo - Teaching Assistant

September 2019 - June 2020

  • Lectured Women & Gender Studies Course on Culturally Sensitive Topics

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo - Child Development Mentor

September  2019 - June 2020

  • Mentored and supported all incoming child development psychology students

Work Experience

United States Geological Survey- Graduate Student Research Contractor, Eugene, Oregon

May 2021 - June 2022 

  • Worked under Drs. Sara McBride and Robert Degroot in the social science working group

  • Explored the subject of “curiosity” within child development in relation to protective action

  • Utilized linguistics software, ELAN 6.2, to code and analyze human behavior

  • Connected and collaborated with The Hero In You Foundation

University of Oregon- Graduate Student Researcher, Eugene, Oregon

September 2020 - June 2022

  • Worked under Dr. Dare Baldwin 

  • Collaborated with the team, including professors, to properly analyze data

  • Coded for behaviors in cross-cultural human development

  • Concentrated on nutritional knowledge of infant development


California Polytechnic State University- Research Assistant, San Luis Obispo, CA

September 2019 - June 2020

  • Collected data from study participants- adults and children

  • Coded quantitative and qualitative data using SPSS

  • Develop and posted relevant and language-specific content with key audience


Administrative Assistant/Preschool Teacher- Hand In Hand Preschool, San Luis Obispo, CA

September 2018 - June 2020

  • Established literacy and arithmetic standards for students, providing additional support when needed

  • Consistently communicated with parents to report on student behavior, social and developmental progress

  • Created and established overall website and brand name for marketing use

  • Planned and implemented business aspects, including payroll

  • Helped lead technology integration, teacher training, and curriculum enhancement initiatives 


Corporate Administrative/Behavioral Therapist- Center for Autism And Related Disorders, Atascadero, CA

January 2017 - August 2018

  • Well-versed in therapy, education, and development of treatment plans

  • Completed weekly progress notes, updated quarterly treatment plans, and maintained patient records by successfully utilizing practice management software

  • Conducted ABA-based treatment on needs of each individual client


Gin, S., DeWald, D., Baldwin, D., Measelle, J., Anderson, E., Moranville, N., Fisher, S., Nunez-Silva, D., Elliot, T., Kroeun, H., Prak,  S., &                 Whitfield, K. (2022, July 7-10). Secondary Engagement at 12 and 24 Weeks: Window on Neuro-Cognitive Development [Conference               presentation]. International Congress of Infant Studies (ICIS) 2022, Ottawa, Canada. 

McBride, S.K., Bellizzi, J., Gin, S., Henry, G., Sumy, D.F., Baldwin, D., Fischer, E. (2022). 2018

       M7.1 Anchorage and 2021 M7.2 Nippes, Haiti earthquake case studies for Virtual Earthquake Reconnaissance Team (VERT) activation           protocols, policies, and procedures to gather earthquake response footage. [Conference paper orally presented]. National Conference           of Earthquake Engineering in June 27 – July 1, 2022, in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Baldwin, D., Gin, S., Bellizzi, J., Sumy, D., McBride, S., & DeGroot, R. (2021, December). Video Analysis of Earthquake-Related Behavior:              Understanding Influences of Social and Physical Context.[Conference presentation]. AGU 2021, New Orleans, LA, United States.

Gin, S., Baldwin, D., Bellizzi, J., Sumy, D., McBride, S., & DeGroot, R. (2021, December).

        Evaluating Rocket’s Earthquake Safety Activity Book for Enhancing Shared Awareness of Earthquake Safety in Children and Parents                [Conference presentation]. AGU 2021, New Orleans, LA, United States.

Volunteer Experience

Santa Maria Discovery Museum - NASA Volunteer 

September 2018 - June 2020

  • Worked with Educational Director on implementing technology oriented programs to promote positive development

  • Lead research on adding “Reading” and “Arts” to STEM to create “STREAM” in an out-of-school environment

Awards & Leadership Roles

  • Leadership Award- CD/Psych Department, College of Liberal Arts.

  • President- Cal Poly, Child Development/Psychology

  • Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Motivational Speaker- Kappa Kappa Gamma 2018-2020

  • Ambassador- Cal Poly, College of Liberal Arts

  • Ambassador- Global Glimpse, Non-profit

General Skills

  • Skilled in coding using R/RStudio & SPSS

  • Knowledgeable in ELAN 6.0

  • Experience dealing with sensitive/confidential records

  • Ability to work independently & collaboratively

  • Organized & detail-oriented

  • Innovative & creative

  • Strategist for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Planning

References are available upon request.

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