Meet the Team

Our Founder


Dr. Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra is the President of Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development, an international, interdisciplinary, nonprofit organization that she founded in 2013 to support and advance objective, high-quality scientific research, identify and nurture talent, educate and inform the public and provide policy makers with actionable information. Using her medical degree, non-profit experience, philanthropic resources and a long-standing interest in media and children, Dr. Hurst-Della Pietra has become one of the field’s leading conveners, curators, and grant-makers.

A Long Island-based philanthropist along with her husband Stephen, a few recent projects include endowing a chair in biomedical imaging at Stony Brook Medicine, starting the Della Pietra Lecture Series at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, which brings the best and brightest minds of our time in science and math to high school and college students on Long Island and developing a weekend enrichment program for gifted high school students in math and science. Pamela also developed the Mount Career Laboratory, a series of hands-on career workshops, which helped that school earn New York State’s Blue Ribbon of Excellence. She served on the President’s task force of the Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and has also worked as the founding director of several highly successful non-profit organizations and programs. Early in her career, Dr. Hurst-Della Pietra worked in television production for children’s educational programs such as Sesame Street. In addition to being the Founder and President of Children and Screens, she is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Public Health Department of Family, Population & Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.



Our Summer 2021 Interns

Barnard College
Mara Danoff

Brown University
Angelo    Giannopoulos
Ruth Schlenker

California Baptist University
Susannah Metzler

Columbia University
Angelo Gabriel Coelho
Cindy Setiadi, Teachers College
Hailey Madison Wetherill

Cornell University
Chelsea Chen
Nicole Werner
Jin Shang

Davidson College
Sarah Suttner
Georgetown University
Christine Kim

Johns Hopkins University
Grace Kirtland

Indiana University
Sophie    Marx

King’s College
Annabelle Ford

Liberty University
Soogeun Jang

New York University
Remy Badger
Kainaz    Patravala
Nancy    Zamora

Northeastern University
Ecom Lu

Princeton University
Colton Wang

Rutgers University
Laura Vorbach

Spelman College
London Johnson

The Pennsylvania State University
Anabelle Furry
Nyla Holland
Cameron Kelly

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Allie Hayhurst

The University of Texas at Austin
Shereena Mathew

Tufts University
Josephine Omoyugbo

Union College
Audrey Palmeri



University of Chicago
Maddy    Oswald

University of Colorado
David Ramires

University of Michigan
Natalie    Lampa
Payton    Moore

University of Missouri
Evanna Momtaj

University of Notre Dame
Olivia Hsin
Sana Khan

University of Pennsylvania
Jillian Liddy Castoro

University of Southern California
Lois Albert Angelo
Gregory Augustine Koh

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mengwei Tang

Virginia Tech
Devika Shukla

Wellesley College
Mia Kriksciun

Yale University
Bianca    Ibuado

Our Past Interns

Academy of Art University
Michelle Guo

Adelphi University
Stephan Steiner

Arizona State University
Chad Johnson

Barnard College
Anisa Marhull

Brigham Young University
Elaine McBride

Brown University
Angelo    Giannopoulos

Case Western Reserve University
Tina Fong

Central Michigan University
John Caufield

Christopher Newport University
Alexis Khuu

City University of New York
Diamond Camacho

Colgate University
Kaila Daza

College for Creative Studies
Niti Punjabi

Columbia University
Sanaea Burhariwala
Madhuri Narayan, Teacher’s College

Cornell University
Catherine Cai
Angela Constantine
Jessica Feldman
Ann Li
Khalfani Louis
Leona Ofei
Samantha Rachmil

CUNY Baruch College
Sven Larsen, Macaulay Honors College
Aja Tarrao

CUNY Hunter
Daniella Rodriguez, Macaulay Honors College

DePaul University
Pushty Shah

Duke University
Alisa Adhikari
Sophie Hurewitz
Daniel Sul

Farmingdale State College
Ellen Vecchio

Fashion Institute of Technology
Whitney Chen

Fordham University
Alexandra Parker

Georgia Institute of Technology
Gracelyn Nguyen
Georgia Tech
Anna Goddard

Harvard University
Jennie Liang
Jess Livornese

High Point University
Nora Bauso

Hofstra University
Brittany Davis

Indiana University
Gretchen Nihill

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Chelsea Daniel

Kenyon College
Stephanie Walsh

Lawrence College
Anushka Shetty Sarah

Mount Holyoke College
Elizabeth Agbedun

Muhlenberg College
Mikal Kalus

New York University
Srimayee Dam
Trisha Gupta
Amy Haskour
Monisha Ravisetti
Alara Sedef Tuncer
Airey Vitter
Jenny Zheng

Oakland University Honors College
Tyler Dixon

Pennsylvania State University
Hifzah Malik

Purdue University
Qiyan Ba

Princeton University
Alexandria Skarzynski
Colton Wang

Ramapo College
Jeffrey John Lieto

Rutgers University
Nithila Arunkumar
Jenna Buono
Manasa Dornala
Christopher Kwok
Antoinette Pauwells

Salisbury University
Erich Ammann

Sciences Po Paris School of Public Affairs
Sophie Meyer

Stanford University
Leah Tolby

St. John’s University
Maura Warren

State University of New York
Jack Healy
Rachel Horner
Helen Judge
Jessica Orstman
Kelly Simmons


Stony Brook University
Kate Aufort
Victoria Davis
Sidrah Durrani
Kelly Gair
Meenu Johnketty
Daniel Mohoney
Dorothy Pierre
Joy Trehan
Andrew Uterano
Helena Valla
Emily Weinstein

The George Washington University
Samantha Lewis
Sasha Somuah

The Ohio State University
Julia Cetta

University of California
Zennia Dillon
Julia Haarhuis

University of Edinburgh
Chelsea Brown
University of Glasgow
Avantika Bhardwaj

University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Hanna Siemaszko

University of Michigan
Julia Salamango

University of Pennsylvania
Jiayue Jiang

University of Pittsburgh
Vidya Surti

University of Rochester
Rohat Chari

University of Southern California
Jialing Gu
Amanda Shen

University of Washington
Zainab Zahra

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sofia Reverendo

Vanderbilt University
Marian Knotts, Peabody College
Grace West

Virginia Tech
Devika Shukla

Wellesley College
Madeleine Potoskie
Danielle Brubaker

William and Mary University
Timothy O'Neill

Xavier University
Valerie Tobi

Yale University
Sophia Zhao
Daphne Zhu

From Our Past Interns

“This opportunity has been an amazing experience that has allowed me to learn more about the effects of digital media on children and adolescents and different aspects of research that goes into this field. This semester I was able to establish critical skills that I will take as I move forward in my career.”

John C., Spring 2021 Research Intern

“I am deeply honored to have been chosen by you and the team at Children and Screens to be a part of the marketing intern group this past spring. I have had a wonderful experience in promoting the Institute's four-fold mission and contributing to the important work you all do.”

Gracelyn N., Spring 2021 Marketing Intern

“I have gained valuable insight into a variety of industries and positions over the past 12 weeks. I can confidently say that the knowledge and unwavering support I received has allowed me to grow and evolve more than I could have imagined. I am so grateful for the opportunity to join a passionate team within a company I truly admire.”

Erich A., Spring 2021 Ambassador Program Intern

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