I'm an assistant professor at the University of Rochester, holding a joint appointment at the Warner School of Education and the Department of Psychology. In the coming year, I will be the primary investigator of the Families, Achievement Motivation, & Identity (FAM&I) research lab.
My research focuses on the assets that families possess that help minoritized teens flourish in their education and overall development. I'm particularly interested in how parents and other family members help youth become academically successful, develop strong racial/ethnic identities, and pursue important life goals.
I also work with after-school programs to help families enhance their support at home through parent-informed and theory-based resources (e.g., workshops and information booklets). Through these applied activities, I aim to strengthen authentic, asset-based partnerships between institutions and families.
Understanding diversity within racially/ethnically minoritized communities
Harnessing the cultural funds of knowledge and the strengths that parents, youth, and families possess
Leveraging complementary insights from qualitative and quantitative methodologies