Candace (Candy) Lapan is the Project Manager for Connect Science. Prior to joining our team, Candy was an Assistant Professor at Francis Marion University. She received her Ph.D. in 2016 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Developmental Psychology. In her spare time, Candy likes to take care of her 6 pets (3 cats, 3 dogs), crochet and sing karaoke!


Julie Thomas is the Managing Director of the Social Development Lab. Julie joined our lab after working as a Manager for Ernst & Young LLP’s Information Technology advisory group in Mclean, VA. She enjoys solving problems, renovating homes with her husband, Matt, and laughing with her daughters, Maeve and Ree. In her free time, she loves to travel, run with her dog, Wheels, and garden.





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