Gayane Baziyants is an early childhood development senior research assistant. Prior to joining Child Trends, Gayane served as the study coordinator for the ITERS-3 Psychometrics study, where she helped revise and review the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale. She also analyzed and compared state-level quantitative data, secured agreements with area child care centers, and scheduled field test observations and trainings for observers. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gayane was a research assistant in the Nutrition Obesity Research Center and the UNC Department of General Pediatrics. There, she collected diet data for epidemiological studies, administered child wellness studies in both Spanish and English, and entered wellness data for different stages of children’s development. Gayane was also a student teacher for a local Head Start Program, organizing and leading individual and class lessons. Gayane holds a BA in child development and family studies with a second degree in global studies.