Major Professor: Dr. Adrienne Nishina
I graduated from UC Merced with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Sociology, and an MA in Psychology from CSUS. My research interests are in understanding protective factors for underrepresented groups to help reduce academic and health disparities. My main goal with my research is to eventually develop evidence-based programs and culturally-grounded interventions to support these groups.
One personal interest of mine is watching movies and discussing movies with people. I tend to enjoy coming-of-age movies, such as The Sandlot and Stand by Me.
Life Stages: Adolescence/Emerging Adulthood
Research Tags: Culture/Neighborhood/Society, Social/Emotional, Peers, Health & mental health