Research Interests


  • Adolescence
  • Immigrants and Immigration
  • Parents and Family Issues
  • Psychology
  • Social and Emotional Learning

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


I focus on designing brief Social Emotional Learning interventions that can be implemented for use with children within emergency zones, e.g., war zones, refugee camps, etc. I use principles of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and trauma-informed teaching to build and evaluate programs for refugee children's prosocial and emotion regulation skills. I am particularly interested in building on parental capacities during refugee children's transitions throughout their migratory experiences.