I am interested broadly in how secondary schools can improve experiences for and wellbeing of minoritized and underserved adolescents. I earned a BA in Neuroscience from Scripps College, an MA in Education from Claremont Graduate University, and an Education Specialist teaching credential, and taught high school math for seven years. I then earned a PhD in Psychology from UCLA, with an emphasis on social developmental psychology and a minor in quantitative psychology. Prior to joining the YMAP team as a postdoctoral researcher, I engaged in research on a range of topics including identity development, peer relations, intergroup relations, school climate, and adolescent wellbeing, with particular attention to gender typicality and sexual minority youth.
B.A. Neuroscience, 2007
M.A. Education, 2009
Claremont Graduate University
Ph.D. Psychology, 2020
University of California, Los Angeles