Dr. Colleen M. Carpinella is a Postdoctoral Associate at Disney Research. Previously she was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Dr. Carpinella received her master’s (2010) and doctorate (2014) in Social Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. As a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, she worked in the UCLA Social Communication Lab and Political Psychology Lab. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Public Policy at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York (2009). In her spare time, Colleen is currently training for her first half-marathon and enjoys stand up paddle boarding, hiking, and swimming.