Michaella Sektnan is an Evaluation Specialist and Senior Faculty Research Assistant with the Extension Family and Community Health program in the College of Public Health and Human Science at Oregon State University. Her main role is to provide program assistance, database management, and evaluation services for grant and contract funded parenting education and early childhood initiatives. Michaella received her Master’s in Human Development and Family Science from Oregon State University in 2008 with a focus on the impact of early family risk on academic achievement of young children. She has a variety of additional experience working with children and families, including working as a child welfare caseworker for Oregon Department of Human Services and volunteering as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Her research interests include parenting education, early child care and education, community-based support for children and families, child development, school readiness, and the impact of child abuse and neglect on early development.