Early on in college, I became interested in learning about child development, particularly studying ethnic identity development, social relationships, and academic achievement in adolescents. After receiving my BA in Psychology from UCLA, I decided to pursue a PhD in Developmental Psychology at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I developed an interest in health and risky behaviors during adolescents and wanted to learn more about how health and chronic illness may impact development. After graduating, I became a research scientist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and began studying trauma and parent stress in children with chronic pain. I then became a faculty member in the Psychology Department at Bellevue College. There I was able to pursue my passions of teaching and mentoring students in research. Currently, my research interests include chronic pain and stress in children, adolescents, and their families and ways to promote academic success from childhood to emerging adulthood.
- Ph.D. 2011, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- B.A. 2005, University of California, Los Angeles
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