Associate Research Specialist
Office: Psychology 195
B.S., Neurobiology & Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017
Certificate, Leadership, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017
I decided to double major in Neurobiology and Psychology because I wanted my education to encompass most, if not all, aspects of functionality within the brain. As an undergraduate, I worked in two research labs. One of which was in psychology regarding prejudice, bias, and intergroup relations. My second research experience was in a genetics lab regarding how one’s genetic makeup influences behavior in zebrafish.
My research interests include how one’s external environment, including culture, education, socioeconomic status, social supports and childhood experiences affect mental health and identity development. As a first-generation American and proud Latina, I’m especially interested in how these factors affect marginalized populations. I plan to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology to further explore these issues.