I am a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor at Kenyon College, a lovely rural college in the middle of Ohio. At Kenyon, I teach courses in Psychology, Women and Gender Studies, and Latino Studies.
Born and raised in the Bronx, I am the first in my family to ever to go to college or graduate school. These experiences have shaped me and explain my interests in gender, acculturation, socioeconomic status and cross-cultural psychopathology. Additionally, as a light-skinned Latina, issues related to skin color, ethnic and racial identity and racial misidentification have always interested me. As a cross cultural and feminist psychologist, I am primarily interested in studying those have traditionally been underrepresented and marginalized in the field of psychology.
Thus far, I have been fortunate enough to receive a number of teaching and research awards for my work, such as Kenyon's highly prized Harvey Lodish Faculty Development Chair in the Natural Sciences. Additionally, I taught abroad in the Semester at Sea program, where I visited and lectured in China, Japan, Viet Nam, India, Mauritius, South Africa, Ghana and Brazil, and in 2012 was the Director of the Kenyon in Rome program.
I am an avid photographer and proud mama of two.
My Areas of Expertise:
Cross-cultural psychopathology, ethnic identity, women's issues in ethnic minority communities, acculturation and mental health, phenotype and skin color.