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, 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
Graduate Research Assistants
Melanie Wright Fox
Other Research Assistants
Office of Information Technology
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.