Research-to-Practice Manager at EmbraceRace
Christina Rucinski (she/her) is a White former educator and academic, serving as the Research-to-Practice Program Manager at EmbraceRace. In this role, she translates insights from scientific research to inform caregiver and educator practices to support healthy racial learning in young children. Christina has worked with children for most of her life, including as an early childhood educator and in collaboration with the content research team at Sesame Workshop. She holds a PhD and MA in Applied Developmental Psychology from Fordham University and a BS in Psychology from Tufts University. As a developmental scientist, she has conducted research on children’s social-emotional learning, classroom racial and ethnic diversity, and teacher-student relationships across racial lines. She brings this evidence-based lens to her work with EmbraceRace, in translating from research to practice and back again. Outside work, Christina is often watching and reading sci-fi, collaging, and birding with her partner. They currently live in western Massachusetts, on land stolen from the Nipmuc and Pocumtuc peoples. For more details of Christina’s professional work, check out her LinkedIn and Google Scholar profiles.