Research Team


 
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Omar Ruvalcaba

Principal Investigator

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. In one thread of my research, I study culture, gender, and technology contexts. In the second I focus on how first generation immigrant students negotiate cultural practice and identity.

Gabriella Mendoza

Lab Manager

My goal is to earn my PhD so that I can pursue my research interest and become a professor. TECC Lab gives me the opportunity to explore my interest in cultural and industrial organizational psychology by conducting research.

Merlin Naranjo

Lab Manager

I'm part of BUILD PODER, a research program for undergraduate students at CSUN. I’m interested in social psychology and social issues. I plan to apply to Masters and Ph.D. programs in California and other states in the Fall of 2019.

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LuIS Reyes

I am a graduate student in the General-Experimental Psychology Master’s Program. My interests include Developmental psychology, education, culture, and technology. I aspire to obtain a doctorate degree and become a university professor.

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Nicole ardon

Hello! I am a senior at Cal State University Northridge. I am a psychology major pursuing a masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Research is important to me because I like to seek answers to a problem.

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Jazmin Baeza

I am a STAR transfer student from Los Angeles Mission College 18’. In LAMC I received an Associates degree in Social and behavioral science as well as an AA in Psychology.

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Jedidah Volper

I am a senior at CSUN and my interests lie in social and cognitive psychology. I enjoy learning about a broad range of subjects and making ceramics. Cats, books, and video games are a few of my favorite things.

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michelle Moreno

I am a junior transfer at CSUN from Pasadena City College. My academic goal is to obtain my Ph.D. I hope to develop the skills and gain research experience in this research lab program to narrow down career goals.

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LUZ Andrino

I am an undergraduate psychology student and transferred from Moorpark and Pierce college. I am interested in Neuro and abnormal psychology; I plan to receive my PhD in clinical psychology. I am a first generation Guatemalan American student.

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Pauline serrano

I am an Honors in Psychology Major and CADV Minor. I will be applying to Master's and Doctoral programs. I aspire to become a college professor and am interested in research with underrepresented populations and how their culture impacts their development.

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miguel cab

I am a senior at CSUN and am majoring in psychology with a minor in child and adolescent development. I plan to earn a Masters Degree in ABA as well as become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. 

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anika khan

I am a Honors in Psychology major with a minor in CADV. I plan to apply to PhD programs Fall 2019. With a PhD I aspire to expand research on the effectiveness of traditional mental health intervention techniques across ethnic minority cultures. 

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anie garabedian

My interests lie in clinical and social psychology, hoping to eventually go to medical school and obtain my degree to become a psychiatrist.

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luis pedro mendoza

As a first generation college student it has been my goal to earn a Masters degree in academic counseling. I transferred from Glendale Community College and currently majoring in psychology.

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julie salazar

I am currently enrolled in the Psychology Program at CSUN with an interest in Developmental, and Educational Psychology. I plan to one day work with children and conduct research on the side.