Emilia Sotolongo

Emilia Sotolongo

Technical Assistance Analyst, Chapel Hill, NC

Areas Of Expertise

Education & Certification

MA, Reading Education, East Carolina University, BA, Middle Grades Education, Elon University

Emilia Sotolongo works in the early childhood development research area as a technical assistance analyst. She earned her MEd in from East Carolina University, and BA from Elon University. After graduating, Emilia taught ESL in the Durham Public School system, serving as department chair and co-chair of the School Improvement Team, focused on initiatives to increase home and school collaboration with Latino families.

Prior to joining Child Trends, Emilia was a senior research aide at Duke University in the Center for Child and Family Policy. During her time at Duke, she worked on several projects focused on English Language Learners, Parenting Across Cultures, and Child Maltreatment. The outcomes found in these projects steered her towards her research specialty in Early Childhood Development. Ms. Sotolongo’s research interests include parent-child relationships, family engagement, early literacy, home visiting, trauma-based interventions, resilience, refugee and immigrant youth adjustment, and socio-emotional development and health.