Data Collection Team


Laura DiPanfilo

Laura DiPanfilo, Project Manager

Laura DiPanfilo led the data collection effort and was responsible for all aspects of the task, including recruiting families and research assistants, training research assistants, coordinating schedules of families and staff from Princeton’s Office of Information Technology, participating in interviews, maintaining records, and handling the logistics of non-video data storage and security. Laura became involved with the New Jersey Families Study while completing her Master of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary. She is interested in how people practice their faith traditions and how religion influences their everyday lives. She has enjoyed learning how parenting values are practiced in the home through her work with the New Jersey Families Study and especially enjoys conducting interviews and interacting with participants.

Boriana Pratt

Boriana Pratt, Data Manager

Boriana Pratt is the NJFS data manager.  She received and securely stored the project’s video data, initially on external hard drives and more recently on Citadel--Princeton’s new secure research infrastructure server for which Boriana is a sub-administrator.





Undergraduate Research Assistants

Richmond Aririguzoh
Jazmyn Blackburn
Carey Camel
Ashley Forte
Ferdose Idris
Katarzyna Kalinowska
Kelsey McDonald
Prianka Misra
Katherine Moraes
Chiamaka Onwuzulike
Edwin Ordonez
Briana Payton
Maria Perales
Luke Petruzzi
Daniel Qian
Elisa Steele
Rebecca Weng


Graduate Research Assistants

Kyle Chan
Vivian Chang
Ana DelCorazon
Melanie Wright Fox
Jordan Goodwin
Aaron Gottlieb
Caroline Holcombe
Sarah James
Rebecca Johnson
Heather Kugelmass
Kati Li
Ian Lundberg
Stephanie Merryfield
Zitsi Mirakhur
Joel Mittleman
Mary Morrow
Sara O’Mara
Yaritza Perez-Hooks
Kevin Vollrath


Other Research Assistants

Auggie Bhavsar
Jahnavi Bhavsar
Jhansi Bhavsar
Michelle DeKlyen
Catherine Thomas
Mario Yepes-Baraya


Office of Information Technology

David Hopkins

David Hopkins, Senior Manager

David Hopkins is the Senior Manager of the OIT ISS Video Production Support Team. He has worked for Princeton University for more than 20 years. His team produces video projects that range from single camera interviews to multi-camera live productions for major events. David advised on the acquisition of video recording equipment, and his team was responsible for doing setups and teardowns for the two-week, in-home video recordings, managing the video data collection, and turning over the data to the project’s data manager.




Matthias Cassar
Clinton Cowels
Dan Elghossain
Daniel Kearns
Daniel Quiyu
Kayce West