Dana Murano is a doctoral fellow studying Educational Psychology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her specialization is in Learning, Development, and Instruction. She earned her BA in Psychology from Marist College. She also works as a Research Scientist at ACT, Inc. at the Center for Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the assessment and development of social and emotional skills in elementary and early childhood. Additional work and research interests include the development of interventions to improve social and emotional skills, identifying effective intervention components through meta-analytic techniques, and the intersection of feedback and the development of social and emotional skills.