Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
She graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Sciences. Her thesis examined the effects of parenting behaviors on the emotion regulation of premature toddlers during problem-solving. She is interested in the impact of life experiences (trauma, violence, and bullying) on educational outcomes, resilience, emotional development, and psychopathology. She is particularly interested in helping immigrant and minority children break down barriers in healthcare, cope with difficult situations, and develop resilience-based mechanisms. She is looking forward to pursuing an MD or PhD.