Ines BottoGraduate Student

Inés is a Ph.D. student in Human Development and Family Studies. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Johns Hopkins University, where she earned departmental honors for her thesis on the impacts of peer effects on preschool fadeout among a cohort of Baltimore City children. She then went on to receive her M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Rhode Island College while teaching 6th grade English Language Arts at a local charter school. As a result of her time in the classroom, Inés is interested in the ways that contextual social supports, such as family-school partnerships, help define and support the parenting experience. She also seeks to understand the parental transition to raising adolescents, and specifically, how parents redefine their identity and build self-efficacy during this new stage of child development.

Education and Relevant Experience

M.Ed, Elementary Education, Rhode Island College
BA, Sociology, Johns Hopkins University


  • Human Development & Family Studies

Degree Program

  • PhD Human Ecology: Human Development and Family Studies