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Adrianna Ruggiero

PhD student, Psychology, Toronto Metropolitan University

Adrianna holds a Master’s degree in Psychology and is now working towards her PhD in the Early Childhood Cognition Lab at Ryerson University. Her research broadly focuses on children’s social and cognitive behaviours and more recently, children’s engagement with media and technology.

While completing her degree, Adrianna has been a part of several projects within the children’s media industry: She is a Senior Research Manager and Media Consultant at OK Play, an educational consultant for OneFish TwoFish Consulting, a Junior Fellow at UCLA’s Center for Scholars and Storytellers, a Senior Researcher at Ryerson's Children's Media Lab, and has worked as a contract educational/media consultant for Sinking Ship Entertainment and Corus Entertainment./Nelvana.

Adrianna hopes to pursue a career in the children's media industry that will allow her to use research and her expertise in child development to inform the creation of positive content for children and youth.