I am a social psychology doctoral student at Rutgers University working in the Close Relationships, Identity and Stigma Laboratory, directed by Dr. Diana Sanchez. I am interested in how multiple identities (e.g., biracial, bicultural identities) are lived and perceived in a society that largely views social categories as distinct and static.

 

Through two lines of research, my work examines 1) the discrimination experiences of people who hold multiple identities, and 2) how people who hold multiple (or otherwise stigmatized) identities are perceived by others. I study these questions using a broad range of methodologies including experimental, physiological, non-verbal, and eye-tracking techniques, as well as secondary analysis of large data sets. Outside of the lab, I enjoy playing soccer, biking, running, reading books and singing karaoke (poorly but with a lot of enthusiasm).

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Rutgers University

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