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a bit about me:

I am an Assistant Professor in Developmental Psychology at the University of Oregon, and am an active member of the new diversity science research program


As a community psychologist, my area of expertise focuses on how the experiences of marginalized youth shape and empower psychosocial development. My research program leverages community-based and mixed methods to explore how “critical consciousness” – an awareness of social inequality (differential access to and use of resources) and the agency to change it – plays a role in healthy adolescent development.


The central goal of my scholarship is to integrate critical consciousness development into educational contexts.


My work concentrates on adolescents with identities that are affected by social inequality.

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