Emily Maxfield is a research analyst in the early childhood development research area at Child Trends. She received a MEd in Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science from the University of Virginia, where she developed an interest in program evaluation, quantitative analysis, and teaching quality. Prior to taking on her current role, she served as a research consultant for Teachstone, analyzing early childhood program quality in the DC metro area. Emily was a supervisor for an inclusive, public school before and after care program. Her overarching goals are to contribute to improving teacher efficacy, increasing equity of access to quality teaching, and strengthening the relationship between education research and practice.