Patricia Pittman (Academic Years 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018)
Tricia graduated from CSULB in Spring 2018 with a degree in Psychology. Tricia is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Human Development at The Ohio State University. At CSULB, Tricia was a part of the NIH-funded Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) program, which enabled her to receive academic and research experience geared towards preparing for a Ph.D. career in health research. Her research interests lie in examining the biological vulnerabilities and social risk factors (emotion dysregulation and low socioeconomic status, for example) that contribute to psychopathology in families, especially externalizing disorders dealing with aggression. Her ultimate career goal is to develop prevention programs that reduce the likelihood of violence against a partner or family member.
Marineidy Palma (Spring and Summer 2018)
Marineidy graduated from CSULB in Spring 2018 with a degree in Human Development and Psychology. Marineidy grew up in East Los Angeles, and her favorite hobbies include reading, exploring new places, and spending time with family. She currently volunteers at a local high school’s special education program where she supports young adults with developmental disabilities. She plans to apply to graduate school in psychology in the near future.