Brittney Williams provides research and evaluation support for the upcoming edition of the CASEL Guide. She is a recent graduate from the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Education. Her doctoral degree is in educational psychology, with a focus on social and emotional development in young African-American children. Initially, Brittney joined CASEL as a consultant contributing to multiple CASEL projects. Prior to CASEL, Brittney worked on projects that examined how early elementary school teachers viewed SEL programs and implementation. In addition, she has worked on multidisciplinary projects promoting collaborative work between preservice teachers and school social workers at the master’s level to assist in fostering SEL within the schools and with students they serve.