Starting in July 2023, I will be a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Rochester with a joint appointment in the Warner School of Education in the area of Human Development and the School of Arts and Sciences in the Department of Psychology!
The University of Rochester Families, Achievement Motivation,
and Identity Lab (UR FAMILab) coming soon!
My life's work is all about learning the assets that families of color possess that help teens become successful in their education and development. I'm particularly interested in how parents and other family members help youth figure out their future educational and career pursuits, as well as their racial/ethnic identities. My work primarily focuses on Black and Latine/x families, but I plan to expand my research program to understand and support families and students from Southeast-Asian backgrounds in my research program.
Apart from my basic research, I also work with after-school programs to help families enhance their supports at home by creating and providing parent-informed and theory-based resources (e.g. workshops, information booklets) to local families and communities in Orange County, California.