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What is your role at Carolina?

I am a Clinical Professor in the School of Education and teach courses in the Human Development and Family Science program. My work as a professor entails teaching courses, engaging in research, and providing service through participation in various committees and activities from a local to a national level.

What does “Vivir Mi Vida” mean to you?

Vivir Mi Vida means living my life in a way that allows me to fulfill my dreams of serving others through my family science work.

How has being at Carolina impacted you?

Carolina has brought a number of wonderful humans into my life that have enhanced my experiences as a scholar – from dedicated undergraduates ready to dive into the undergraduate research experience to faculty and staff willing to collaborate on projects of great impact to diverse communities ranging from the family science field to local Latinx parents in the state of NC.

What is your hidden talent?

I am a drummer!!! A self-taught drummer who began learning at the young age of 8.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

I would tell my younger self to trust my abilities, to trust my intuition, and not be afraid to explore and pursue any areas of interest.