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Michael McGarrah

Michael McGarrah

Michael is a student of Developmental Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He will enter his senior year this fall and has begun researching executive function in young children. Michael grew up in the Washington metro area and his parents have both been involved in social justice issues throughout their careers hence, his interest in child advocacy began early.

At CDF, Michael works in the Early Childhood Policy Division, working most closely with Cathy Grace. He has been researching—and has written a literature review on—Full-Day Kindergarten. Additionally, he is working with the department in compiling a snapshot of key congressperson’s school districts and their Full-Day services.

Quite possibly, Michael will follow in his parents’ footsteps and pursue advocacy work especially children's issues. He intends to pursue a law degree because he believes that he can continue to be well-informed about child development issues while obtaining another expertise in the law to advocate for them.