Viridiana Benitez
Published November 30, 2022

Viridiana Benitez is an assistant professor of psychology at Arizona State University. With expertise in language and cognitive development, she focuses on how bilingualism impacts word learning in infants, children and adults. 

At Arizona State, Benitez runs the Learning & Development Lab, a developmental psychology research group that studies children ages 7 and under. This lab is part of the Early Childhood Cognition Research Group, a developmental psychology lab examining how infants and children understand their environment. 

She received her associate degree in social sciences at San Jacinto College. She holds a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Houston and a doctorate in developmental psychology from Indiana University.

A Mexican American woman with brown hair wearing a white patterned blouse.

Photo courtesy of Benitez

Pronouns: she/her

Expertise: Bilingualism, learning and memory, developmental psychology, cognitive science, cognitive development, linguistic development 

Location: Phoenix, Ariz.


Phone number: (480) 965-5425

Twitter: @viri_lb

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