Research Assistant | Email meNadine Maliakkal is a research assistant at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. She works on a number of research projects that investigate the role of emotional intelligence in creativity, as well as in social, academic, and organizational functioning. She also is the Center’s Research Meeting Coordinator, organizing and leading research meetings that occur at the Center throughout the academic year. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire. Prior to joining the Center, she spent several years exploring adolescent development and examining the influence of authority figures on adolescent engagement in rule-violating behaviors. Nadine is interested in continuing work regarding emotional wellbeing and creativity, as well as how these factors relate to individual and organizational productivity, innovation, and success. In her spare time, Nadine enjoys indoor cycling, spending time with her family and friends, and going to Yale University/New Haven events. She is a weekly volunteer tutor at the non-profit New Haven Reads. Nadine was also a competitive synchronized figure skater for fifteen years and remains involved in the sport today.