In my teaching and mentoring practices I strive to implement the same lessons I have learned throughout my career as a researcher in my daily interactions with students. While building a foundation in psychology with my students, I aim to teach critical thinking skills by applying the scientific method to their everyday life, building communication skills through writing about research and discussing concepts with peers, and broadening their knowledge set by exposing them to greater diversity content in the classroom and the literature they encounter.

Courses Taught


Fall 2016 Instructor, Social Psychology
Spring 2017 Instructor, Psychology of Emotions
Summer 2017 Instructor, Psychology of Emotions
Fall 2017 Instructor, Social Psychology
Spring 2018 Instructor, Psychology of Emotions
Summer 2018, Instructor, Psychology of Emotions


As a graduate student I have mentored over 40 undergraduates in research assistantships at University of Hawaii at Manoa. Moving beyond merely providing opportunities for gaining experience in a research setting, I have also helped many of them apply to graduate school (6 currently in graduate programs), research positions, jobs, and conferences. Under my supervision, students have presented at local and national conferences, obtained research and travel funding, and are currently collaborating with me to publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals.

Fall 2017 Research Assistants
Pictured: Angelica Leon, Deja Thomas, Jeff Chung, myself, Maria Garay, Kayla Uyeda

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