Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology

Research Interests

My research interests focus on reducing mental health disparities and increasing access, engagement, and outcomes in mental health services for Latinx children and families. I am currently working on examining treatment delivery for Spanish-speaking families in behavioral parent training interventions in order to better understand ways to ensure high-quality care. 

Mentoring Experiences

During my graduate studies, I have had the honor of mentoring many bright students who are passionate about learning ways to mitigate mental health disparities. It has been wonderful to see the growth in these students and to contribute to the development of their knowledge base and skills in order to support them as they work towards becoming caring professionals in their fields. It has been especially impactful to help students with whom I share identities as both a Latina and a first generation college student, as I can deeply understand the struggles that can be faced while navigating the academic world through these identities. 

Meaning of the Award

I feel incredibly humbled to have been nominated for this award. Supporting talented undergraduate and graduate students has undoubtedly been one of the most meaningful experiences that I have had during my academic career, and I have found great joy and excitement in helping students while they navigate the challenging journey that is higher education. I have been fortunate to receive wonderful mentorship myself, which has allowed me to be in a position to help guide students in their own development as passionate scholars. I am excited and motivated to continue working with dedicated students not only during my graduate studies, but throughout my future career as well.