Ariana Hernandez is the Project Assistant for the La CLAve project. She graduated from San Diego State University in 2019 where she majored in Psychology and minored in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. As an undergraduate she worked in the Motivation and Social Identity Lab at San Diego State where she investigated motivation and academic achievement among first generation and underrepresented minority students.
Ariana also worked in the Motivation and Cognitive Science Lab at The Ohio State University where she investigated growth mindsets. Ariana hopes to take her research experience from social psychology to apply to clinical psychology when working with Spanish speaking communities in Kern County to work towards reducing the duration of untreated psychosis.