Bailey Speck

University of Utah

Psychology (developmental)


Bailey is a second-year Ph.D. student in Developmental Psychology at the University of Utah, working with Dr. Lee Raby in the Early Experiences lab. Her research focuses on parent-child attachment relationships and physiological regulation. She also studies the effects of prenatal and early life adversity by focusing her research on foster and adoptive families. Bailey was a first-generation college graduate, and is originally from rural Oregon. While studying for her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, she experienced the difficulties of navigating higher education as a first-generation student. By working with Project SHORT, she hopes to use the knowledge gained from her experiences to encourage more rural and first-generation students to pursue advanced degrees. As academia becomes more diverse, it grows stronger.

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