Yuuko Uchikoshi Professor Yuuko Uchikoshi’s research focuses
on the language and literacy development of young children from
linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse backgrounds.
Her research is focused on advancing students’ language and
literacy outcomes, particularly from Spanish-speaking and
Chinese-speaking, low-income homes. She is also interested in the
role of educational transmedia on children’s language and
literacy development. Most recently, she is interested in the
reciprocal relationships among bilingual, socio-emotional and
cognitive development. Uchikoshi’s developmental and
instructional research has implications for policy, theory, and
practice. See her complete
faculty profile here.
Doctoral Research Assistants
Maria Belen Buttiler Maria Buttiler is a doctoral
student at the School of Education with special emphasis on
Language, Literacy, and Culture. She is interested in the
intersection of teaching and learning in bilingual children’s
homes and schools, in particular how parents and teachers support
the language and literacy development of dual language learners.
Prior to joining the University of California, Davis, she worked
as a bilingual educator and ESL instructor at schools and
language centers in Argentina, Brazil, and the US. Maria holds a
master’s degree in TESOL and a bachelor’s degree in English
Language and Literature.
Mayu Lindblad Mayu Lindblad is a doctoral student
at School of Education with special emphasis on Language,
Literacy, and Culture. Her current research includes effects of
musical training on phonological acquisition in second language
learning. She also works on a project regarding parental
involvement in young bilinguals literacy development. Prior to
becoming a student at University of California, Davis, she worked
as an ESL and Japanese instructor in institutes in California.
She holds a master’s degree in Linguistics and a bachelor’s
degree in Social Education.
Emily Mak Emily Mak is a Ph.D. student at the
School of Education with an emphasis in Language, Literacy and
Culture. Her research interests primarily lie in dual language
development in young children, particularly influences of school
and home language environment on early language development.
Before coming to University of California, Davis, Emily taught
newcomer students English at elementary school in California for
two years. Emily received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology
from University of California, Berkeley.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
Haley Vandermey, Benjamin Snow, Eunbyeol Ko, Roland Del Mundo,
Katrina Mabalot,, Jasmine Munoz, Anamar Flores, Marisol Romero,
Jazmin Tejada, Clariss Bolanos, Nereyda Tavira-Virelas, Evelyn
Alvarado-Coronel, Luz Morales, Elva Morales,, Chung Yan (Joanne)
Leung, Zhaocong Ma, Yau Ka (Kimberly) Shih, Alex Tam, Sapphire
Cheung, Hon Lam (Henry) Pao, Abbie Hoi