Sonja D. Winter is a Ph.D. student at the Psychological Sciences program (with a specialization in Quantitative Psychology) at the University of California, Merced. She received her B.Sc. in Psychology (2011) and M.Sc. in Developmental Psychology (2013) at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Before joining UC Merced, she worked at the Methods and Statistics department of Utrecht University, focusing on structural equation modeling within a Bayesian framework. Her current interests include Bayesian estimation, structural equation modeling, and analyzing development over time.
After working with Rens on various research projects related to Bayesian Estimation and latent growth modeling I developed an interest in researching both of these further. I am currently working on a simulation study looking at different ways of assessing measurement invariance in a longitudinal context using second-order latent growth models. In addition, there are various projects that I worked on with Rens that are now being submitted for publication to peer-reviewed journals.