Trynia Kaufman, MS, the senior manager of editorial research at Understood, is a former educator and presents nationwide at education conferences. She also writes about education issues and provides expertise on editorial content. Kaufman earned a master’s degree in neuroscience and education from Teachers College, Columbia University, a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University, and a special education teaching certificate from Pima Community College.
Kaufman discovered her passion for the education field while directing a college prep program targeted toward youth in foster care. She then worked as a special education case manager and English teacher at the high school level in Tucson.
At Columbia University, Kaufman was a research assistant in multiple labs, assisting with data collection and analysis of electroencephalography (EEG), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and behavioral studies of learning processes. She was awarded the Dean’s Grant for Student Research for her master’s thesis research.
Kaufman lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Craig, and enjoys exploring the city—and also escaping the city to go hiking.