I received PhD in Family and Human Development at Arizona State University and am currently a Postdoctoral Research Scholar working with Dr. Nilda Flores-Gonzalez on the Arizona Youth Identity Project. I am originally from the Los Angeles area and got my BA in Psychology at UCLA. My research incorporates a culturally-informed lens to understand the lived experiences of ethnic-racial minoritized youth and families situated within neighborhood contexts. I utilize different methods including, quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods to examine how neighborhood factors influence developmental processes and experiences such as ethnic-racial identity, political identity, discrimination, and cultural socialization. My work is interdisciplinary, informed by perspectives from psychology, sociology, justice studies, and ethnic studies. In my recent work, I use qualitative interviews and photovoice to examine youth's identity and political and civic engagement centered around the 2020 election.
PhD Family and Human Development, Arizona State University
MA Family and Human Development, Arizona State University
BA Psychology, Minor in Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles