Dr. Nenadal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child Development at California State University, Chico. She loves teaching classes focused on understanding child development and supporting professionals in the field. Outside of the classroom, her research focuses on teachers’ beliefs about and biases based on social class; curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation focused on social issues; the effects of poverty on children’s school readiness; and how to support children and families during and after wildfires. In addition to teaching and conducting, research, Dr. Nenadal is the faculty advisor for the Child Development Student Association (CDSA) at Chico State and enjoys working closes with the amazing student members of CDSA.
She has a B.A. in Liberal Studies and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Chico and taught elementary school in Huntington Park and Los Angeles. She received her M.A. (2015) and Ph.D. (2018) in Education with an emphasis in Human Development and Psychology from UCLA.