Graduate Student, School Psychology (Affiliate)
In a broad sense, I am interested in the ecological factors that impact the educational outcomes of students, specifically family and community dynamics. I am also interested in how trauma affects the brain and behavior. As a budding researcher, I am interested in exploring how the health behaviors of parents/guardians and other family members can impact outcomes for children. I would like to continue examining this relationship as an InCHIP Graduate Student Affiliate and expand my knowledge of how an increase in caregiver health-promoting self-care behaviors can positively impact children with developmental disabilities, particularly in low-income populations. I have been fortunate to be involved in several research opportunities working for Dr. Sandra Chafouleas. Since May of 2015, I have worked as a Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Chafouleas on an IES-funded research study, the National Exploration of Emotional and Behavioral Screening in Schools (NEEDs2). I was also able to assist Dr. Chafouleas in collecting pilot data on health-promoting self-care behaviors of primary caregivers of children with developmental disabilities.
B.A. in Psychology, May 2015, University of Connecticut
M.A. in Educational Psychology, August 2016, University of Connecticut
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