Minority groups are susceptible to minority stress, or the stress above and beyond general stress that all people encounter. My research focuses on understanding how these minority stressors are associated with general and vocational well-being outcomes among minority groups. These studies largely center around experiences of discrimination based on being a member of a minority group(s) such as sexual minorities or racial and ethnic minorities. I also examine factors that help to buffer against minority stress. Moving forward, the lab will begin examining the physiological effects of minority stress in order to further our understanding of how minority stress contributes to physical and mental health disparities.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • PhD: Counseling Psychology, University of Florida, , 2019 -
  • MS: Counseling Psychology, University of Florida, , 2016 -
  • BS: Psychology, University of Florida, , 2013 -

Specialties

  • positive psychology
  • minority studies
  • stress and health
  • discrimination
  • social support
  • counseling psychology