Major professor:Dr. Leah Hibel
I completed a master's degree in Developmental Psychology at San Francisco State University where I focused on developmental trajectories, adolescent socioemotional development, and the intergenerational transmission of family violence. Upon completing my degree, I moved to Colorado for three years where I worked as a research assistant at the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus. My research interests have been molded by my personal, educational, and professional experiences but continue grow with each new experience. I am predominantly interested in intergenerational processes around resilience and trauma across individual, family, and community levels. I am also interested in the relationship between social policy and issues of human development. So often human development research is conducted with the hope of informing policy makers, yet less often do we look deeply at the role of social policies in human development across families and communities.
Outside of my research and professional work, I enjoy being active with my dog and wife including backpacking, hiking, snowshoeing, running, and traveling. I love learning new things and taking up new hobbies.