I am currently a National Science Foundation postdoctoral research fellow in the University of Southern California Department of Psychology. I received my Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
In my research, I investigate how adolescents' interpersonal relationships contribute to their social and emotional adjustment. A central goal of my work is to understand how adolescents' school, family, and online environments influence their interactions with peers and corresponding mental and physical health. I have published extensively on adolescents' experiences with bullying in diverse, urban middle schools, and my current research examines how receiving and providing support from close others, such as parents, friends, and dating partners, contribute to adolescent and young adult well-being.