I am a doctoral student in the social psychology program at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. I currently conduct research under the advisement of Dr. Diana Sanchez within the Close Relationships, Identity, and Stigma Lab.
My experience in both health and social psychology research labs has developed my interest in studying how individuals with socially devalued identities think about prejudices towards their group(s), cope with expecting social devaluation, and interact with outgroup members. Much of my research strives to promote beneficial intergroup communication whether it is within interpersonal or medical contexts. My primary goal as an academic researcher is to develop research lines that can be applied to improve the wellbeing and health of individuals with visible (e.g., race, weight) and concealable (e.g., sexual orientation) stigmatized identities.