LaToye is a media researcher and education consultant. She drives a youth-centered design process by integrating formative research throughout the production lifecycle for television content, educational technology and virtual reality. LaToye has worked on teams at Nickelodeon, Sesame Workshop, Michael Cohen Group, LLC (MCG), and with global edtech developers. She has conducted user experience research on classroom management, virtual reality educational field trip, and 3D modeling software. At MCG, LaToye served as Director of Research for Nickelodeon's Bubble Guppies. She also ushered new production teams at YouTube Originals Kids & Learning through the content research process. Prior to joining MCG, LaToye was a researcher at Nickelodeon where she contributed to the production and formative testing of award-winning series including The Backyardigans and Team Umizoomi. LaToye has had the great joy of exploring the classroom and the playground as a Teachers Aide at Margaret's House Childcare Center.
Teachers College, Columbia University
MA, Developmental Psychology
Rochester Institute of Technology
BFA, Film & Animation
Children's Media Association
National President, 2016-2018
Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning
& Children’s Media
Early Career Fellow, 2010-2012
O'Shea, G., Adams, L., Potter, K., Nasso, F., Chu, A., De Feo, M., Silliman, R., & Marcial, C. (2015). “Do Cheerios have whole grains?": Results from a pilot evaluation of the Discover MyPlate curriculum. Poster presented at the 2015 Association for Psychological Science Conference, New York, NY.
Cohen, M., Adams, L., O'Shea, G. & Mariutto, G. (2014). Is a touchscreen a toy? Presentation. Digital Kids Conference, New York, NY.
Hadley, M., O'Shea, G., Adams, L., Mariutto, G., & Cohen, M. (2012). iPad Use and Learning: Patterns Observed in Three Age Groups. Paper Presentation. Early Education and Technology for Children Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.