Dr. Lautaro Cabrera Joins Smarty Pants Research And Consulting Firm

Dr. Lautaro LC Cabrera joins the team as Insights Whiz

September 30, 2022

JOHNSON CITY, TN – Smarty Pants market research and strategic consulting firm announced today that Dr. Lautaro “LC” Cabrera has joined the organization as an analyst-level “Insights Whiz” supporting the company’s key technology, toy and game, and retail clients. His contributions range from research method design, to fieldwork, to analysis and reporting.

Cabrera was most recently a postdoctoral researcher at University of Maryland, College Park where he earned his Ph.D. in Technology and Learning, Policy and Leadership. During his tenure at University of Maryland, Cabrera investigated topics spanning parents’ perceptions of the impact of video games, children’s science learning through Minecraft, kids’ computing and programming mastery, and teachers’ classroom computing support needs. Prior, he served as research assistant at The Research Institute, Biobehavioral Health at Nationwide Children’s Hospital where he prescreened participants, interviewed and collected data from study participants, and managed study databases. 

Cabrera graduated summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University, where he majored in Psychology and minored in Graphic Design. He was a member of the Marketing Club, Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and Phi Eta Sigma honor society. He received the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award and was twice named a Top 50 Scholar Athlete. 

Commenting on Cabrera’s hire, Smarty Pants Insights Guru Dr. Kara Liebeskind states, “LC’s passion for understanding people combined with his strong academic background and analytic skills make him uniquely suited to be an innovative researcher and savvy storyteller. We’re impressed by his enthusiasm for projects across industries and methods. He is already an invaluable member of the team.”

Cabrera is based in Washington, D.C.