Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, University of Connecticut
I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Connecticut. I received my Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
My research centers on how adolescents' peer experiences affect their academic and health-related well-being during the middle and high school years. I focus in particular on relational (e.g., cross-group friendships) and contextual (e.g., school diversity) mechanisms of reducing marginalization of adolescents with stigmatized identities and attributes (e.g., based on sexual orientation, body weight, race/ethnicity) to support healthy and academically successful outcomes.
Jul 24, 2021 05:53 am UTC| Life
When the COVID-19 pandemic started, many U.S. teens were more worried about the disruption to their education than the possibility of getting sick. A May 2020 survey of high school students found that they reported...