- Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington, 2017
- M.S., Experimental Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington, 2014
- Honors B.A., Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Texas at Arlington, 2004
Areas of Emphasis or Expertise
- Adolescent development
- Peer victimization
- Interpersonal relationships
My research mainly focuses on the psychological and physical health outcomes in adolescents who experience peer victimization (i.e., are bullied); specifically, I have looked at cellular aging and maladaptive coping mechanisms in this population. My other interests include parricide and the importance of friendships in adolescence, particularly those between females. I recently located to the Pacific Northwest from Texas (along with my husband and two cats) and look forward to seeing all the area has to offer.