Mackenzie Norman is a first year PhD student in the MSU School Psychology program working with Dr. Kristin Rispoli. Mackenzie received her BA from Kalamazoo College in 2017 with a major in psychology and minor in Anthropology/Sociology. In June of 2018, she graduated from University of Chicago with her Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology. Her MA Thesis investigated gesture and pronoun use in parent-child interactions. Currently, Mackenzie is interested in emotion regulation and language development in children with autism spectrum disorder.