Quick Facts

Grew up

Southern California

Teaching Areas of Interest

Developmental Psychology, Action Research, Psychological Statistics

Research Areas of Interest

Language Development in Bilingual Children

One thing that inspires me to do my research is...

the prospect of inspiring parents to raise bilingual children.

How has your personal background influenced your work at CSUN?

The encouragement of my undergraduate mentors was key in motivating me to pursue an academic career, even after my graduation from college. I try to do the same for my students, no matter what careers they decide to pursue.

“When I am grading, I make sure I... have a cup of coffee on hand.”

What is your educational history?

Pomona College
University of California, Los Angeles

Why do you like to work here?

The flexibility to focus on the areas which you enjoy and/or are strongest (e.g., teaching certain classes, buyouts to do more research).