hello! kumusta!

I'm a school psychology doctoral candidate within the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. I'm currently finishing up my predoctoral internship in Hilo, HI working in community mental health. I identify as a small-fat, biracial (Filipina+white), cisgender woman.

My roots are in rural Arkansas, but heart is scattered across Fayetteville, AR; Richmond, VA; Springfield, MO; Urbania, Italia; (especially) Madison, WI, & the Big Island of Hawai'i.

For fun, I love to cook without recipes, enjoy board games with my fabulous partner, tolerate our very cute cat (Catexander Hameowlton), dance like mad in group fitness classes, and consume a preposterous amount of audio media.

education

2016-Present

University of Wisconsin-Madison | PhD candidate

school psychology

advisors | Drs. Stephen M. Quintana & S. Andrew Garbacz

minor | Educational Issues for Minoritized Students 

University of Wisconsin-Madison | MS

educational psychology | school psychology

University of Arkansas | BA

psychology & music

advisor | Dr. Elizabeth Margulis

some sources of joy

delicious bevs               pods & books                           yoga                          making music                 cooking