I received my B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology with high distinction from the University in British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I’m currently a first-year student in the Master of Science in Psychological Science (MSPS) program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I’m on my way to exploring my future academic OR industry career pathways.
- Social exclusion
- Intergroup relationship
- Historically marginalized population (e.g., multiracial/multicultural individuals)
In the Minds On Social groups And Identity Cognition (MOSAIC) Lab, I work with Dr. Brenda Straka, leading the Multiple Identity Mindset Study—a study that examines how a multiple identity mindset (i.e., reflecting on one’s multiple social identities, such as gender, race/ethnicity, and SES) impacts social behavior after the cross-race interaction. What we learn could inform policies and interventions regarding interracial communications and teamwork in the rapidly diversifying society.