I was born and raised in Hawaii and my interests in racial diversity and multiracial identity are largely fueled by my experience transitioning from Hawaii (an extremely racially diverse context) to Oregon (a racially homogenous context). As a multiracial individual, having extremely different experiences in two different contexts, I became fascinated with how contexts can impact identity, intergroup attitudes, and psychological well-being. I earned my Ph.D. in social psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa under the supervision of Dr. Kristin Pauker. I am currently working in the Social Cognition Lab at York University under Dr. Kerry Kawakami.

With both sides of my family in Oregon!

ISP lab goes on a hike!