I am a Research Associate at the Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) at the University of Pittsburgh. I received my Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology with a concentration in Advanced Quantitative Analyses from New York University.

As an applied developmental psychologist, I examine how specific perpetrators of ethnic-racial discrimination (e.g., peers, school adults, and law enforcement) shape children’s life course trajectories. The goal of specifying perpetrators is to inform setting-specific policies and interventions working to improve the well-being of all youth.

I serve on the editorial boards for the Journal of Research on Adolescence (JRA) and the journal for Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology (CDEMP), and I am a committee member for the University of Pittsburgh’s Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.