Teresa Borowski

Graduate Research Assistant

Teresa Borowski is a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in the Community and Prevention Research Ph.D. program in the Psychology Department. She works as a research specialist with the UIC Social and Emotional Learning Research Group and with CASEL’s research team on various projects such as the Assessment Work Group and the Collaborating States Initiative.

Prior to coming to UIC, Teresa worked as a research assistant on a National Science Foundation project with Michael Kral at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also worked as a research experimenter and observer in the Infant Cognition Lab with Renee Baillargeon, as well as for the Learning and Memory Lab at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

Teresa’s professional interests include social and emotional competence development and promotion through the arts (dance, music, art, drama, etc.), SEL and mindfulness, and influences of culture and context.

Teresa graduated Phi Beta Kappa, James Honors Scholar, and Bronze Tablet recipient with a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.