Jill Gandhi is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Center on Poverty and Social Policy. Her research focuses on the role of early childhood care and education in children’s developmental outcomes and families’ well-being. Her work emphasizes the experiences of low-income families with the goal of informing child and family policies aimed at improving children’s developmental outcomes. In her current role, she primarily works with the Early Childhood Poverty Tracker, a longitudinal study of NYC families with young children that explores children’s health and development, early education and care arrangements, and the families’ experiences of poverty and hardship. In May 2021, Jill received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University. As part of her doctoral training, she was a fellow in the Institute of Education Sciences Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training (IES-PIRT) program. She was also a recipient of a Dissertation Grant from the American Education Research Association (AERA-NSF) Grants Program.