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Megan Powell Cuzzolino, PhD is a researcher and educator who received her doctorate in human development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2019. Her primary research focus is on the emotion of awe and its role in scientific learning and discovery, and she has taught courses on public engagement with science, cognition and instruction, and qualitative research methods. As a doctoral student, she belonged to the Causal Cognition in a Complex World research team under the direction of Professor Tina Grotzer at Project Zero.

Previously, Megan was a science teacher at an independent K-8 school in the DC area, where the fascinating questions from her inquisitive young students served as the inspiration for her present research focus. She also served as a Science Education Analyst at the National Science Foundation. Megan holds an A.B. in Psychology from Harvard University and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.