From: Manila, Philippines
Year in School: PhD
Studying: Developmental Psychology
I am a PhD candidate in developmental psychology. My research broadly examines the effects of poverty on families and children and the factors that promote resilience across different cultural contexts. More specifically, my research aims to 1) examine pathways through which contextual risks associated with poverty, such as neighborhood conditions, housing contexts, and community violence exposure, influence parents and children, 2) identify factors that reduce the negative effects of poverty and promote positive development, and 3) incorporate international perspectives in the study of poverty and resilience. Currently, I am conducting a study on mothers and fathers living in low-income urban neighborhoods in the Philippines, with a focus on individual-, familial-, and community-level protective factors that enhance their well-being and parenting in this context.