Janine Kovac

Janine Kovac graduated magna cum laude from U.C. Berkeley in 2009 with a degree in Cognitive Science.  Her thesis, A Linguistic Analysis of Parenting, was awarded the Robert J. Glushko Prize for Distinguished Undergraduate Research in Cognitive Science.  She is currently a member of the Family Advisory Council for the Alta Bates Newborn Intensive Care Unit where she works with staff to improve patient communication and with families to lessen emotional distress.  Janine has been a volunteer of the Greater Good Science Center since in the fall of 2010 when she first pitched the idea of a community gratitude journal, which she edits weekly.  She is an avid fan of Christine Carter’s Raising Happiness blog and lives in Oakland with her husband and three small children.