“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.”

— Maya Angelou


Dr. Omar Ruvalcaba

I grew up in Inglewood, California and my family is from Zacatecas, Mexico. I received my Ph.D. and Masters in Developmental Psychology from the UC Santa Cruz and my B.A. in Psychology from UCLA with minors in Chicana/o Studies and Education. In my research, I look at the relationship between culture, collaborative learning, and underrepresented individuals experience pursuing technology-related careers. In my research, I draw on methods from psychology, ethnic studies, and education.

Check out my website for more information www.omarruvalcaba.com

CSUN Psychology Department Page http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/psychology/omar-ruvalcaba

CSUN Faculty Profile https://www.csun.edu/faculty/profiles/omar.ruvalcaba


Lab Members

Former Lab Members

Jessica Dennis - Stephanie Galindo - Melva Ramirez - Sharmin Alam - Mayra Torres - Andreina Castillo - Alina Broutyan - Bryan Solares - Merani Estrada