Dr. Jenna Whitehead (she/her) is a Research Associate at the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP). She earned her PhD in Human Development, Learning, and Culture (HDLC) program at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She completed her MA in HDLC and her BSc in behavioural neuroscience at UBC. She has been the lab and research coordinator for 10 years in Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl’s Social and Emotional Learning Lab and has coordinated several large-scale research projects in elementary, middle, and high-schools, many of which were evaluations of social and emotional learning programs such as the MindUP Curriculum, Random Acts of Kindness Curriculum, and Taxi Dog Educational Curriculum. Her research interests include the social and emotional learning and development of children and adolescents, specifically the neuroscientific underpinnings of these phenomena and the role of mindfulness and student-teacher relationships in promoting children’s and adolescents’ well-being, prosociality, and academic success.