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Using an  

approach to make meaningful change.

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I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maryland, College Park in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methods. I completed my doctorate in the Human Development and Family Studies program at The Pennsylvania State University in 2022, and received my Master's in Social Work in 2015. My academic expertise is in the sociocultural processes that affect daily life for youth, families, and communities. My research focuses on ways to help families support child and adolescent development and well-being across contexts. I am committed to conducting antiracist research, as well as using antiracist research practices.

In addition to my academic work, I strive to provide relevant and practical information to individuals, families, and communities around child development, family dynamics, and parenting. Supporting families and communities through my public engagement is incredibly important to me.

I hope we can find a way to connect.

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