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I am an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University in the Counseling & Counseling Psychology program. I was previously a research fellow at Harvard University’s Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy. I serve as Associate Editor of the Journal of Adolescent Research and sit on the editorial boards of the Journal of Counseling Psychology and The Counseling Psychologist. I completed my undergraduate and doctoral degrees at New York University, and a master’s degree at Harvard University.
Some of the recognitions I have received include the Emerging Professional Contributions to Research Award, an early career award given by the Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race, a division of the American Psychological Association and the "major representative body for psychologists who conduct research on ethnic minority concerns or who apply psychological knowledge and techniques to ethnic minority issues." I was selected as a Faculty Fellow by the Ford Foundation and the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education. Colleagues and I have been awarded funding for research from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health, including a currently active multi research project grant to study various developmental processes and health in three migrant-sending locations within Nepal, Mexico and Mozambique.
I am the author or co-author of 25+ articles published in peer reviewed journals and several book chapters. I co-edited with Adriana Umana-Taylor a book published by the American Psychological Association Press highlighting diverse methods to the study of ethnic-racial identity. I also co-edited a special section of the Journal of Counseling Psychology on intersectionality research in counseling psychology, and a special issue of the journal, New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, on integrating an intersectionality lens in the developmental sciences.
I currently co-lead with Russell Toomey the Intersectionality in the Developmental Sciences (IDS) working group. For more information, read this introductory blog.
A story in Spanish media that discusses my research and personal trajectories can be read here.