I am currently a fifth year Ph.D. student in the Clinical Science program at USC. I’m originally from East L.A. and received my B.A. in Psychology from Yale University in 2013. After graduating, I worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator on multiple neuroimaging studies at the Massachusetts General Hospital. My current research interests include examining sociocultural factors implicated in the course of severe mental illness among Latinos.
I am particularly interested in examining identity and discrimination as well as cultural conceptualizations of severe mental illness. I am also involved with the La CLAve communication campaign, which teaches people to recognize psychosis with the aim of decreasing the duration of untreated psychosis among Latinos.