Joined Apr 17 2014
31 years old
I graduated from Oklahoma State University (OSU) with the class of 2013 with a bachelors in psychology and a minor in child development. While at OSU, I volunteered in two research labs, called the Child Behavior Lab and the Research Empowering Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities lab. I also completed an honors thesis at OSU, which explored diffrences in sibling pairs where one child has autism and pairs where both are typically developing. After I graduated, I moved to Oklahoma City to assume a research position at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect. Now, I am a Project Interviewer for a study entitled Family KINnections, where I recruit kinship foster caregivers and interview them in their homes. Also at the Health Sciences Center, I am plugged into two research labs. They are called the Youth with Problematic Sexual Behaviors lab and the Teacher-Child Interaction Training lab. My principal interest is in researching how Parent-Child Interaction Therapy could be adapted and utilized for families affected by developmental disabilities.