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I am an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Georgetown University. In the 2022-2023 academic year I was also a Provost's Distinguished Faculty Fellow.

I earned my B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Yale University and my Ph.D. in Human Development, Learning, and Teaching from Harvard University.

My research focuses on the developmental processes through which adolescents and young adults come to understand themselves with respect to their race and ethnicity as well as the diversity of beliefs and feelings they can hold about their ethnic-racial group membership. I study the implications of these identity processes and beliefs for adolescents’ psychosocial adjustment (e.g., mental health, academic outcomes, social skills) and resilience in the face of ethnic-racial discrimination. I am also interested in how ERI formation takes place in the school context, and I work to bridge theory and empirical research with practice to inform school-based interventions seeking to positively intervene in adolescents’ ethnic-racial identity development.

From my site you can access my CV and learn a little bit more about my research. If you'd like to reach out about my research, collaboration, or an opportunity, get in touch!

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