Jorge Carvalho Pereira is a Rutgers graduate with an MA in Psychology.  His research interests focus on understanding the developmental influence and contributions of protective and promotive factors (such as early parent-child relationships and individual biological processes existing within early childhood experiences) and how they relate to developmental sequelae.  During his time at WRI, Jorge collaborated with Dr. James Morgante on several efforts aimed at supporting family strengthening efforts in South Jersey, including the Pascale Sykes Foundation’s Strengthening Families Initiative.