I recently successfully defended my dissertation in pursuit of a PhD in Quantitative Psychology at UC Merced. My goal is to improve the fit between statistical models and analyses and the research questions that the field of psychology needs answers to. My current research focuses on detecting specification issues in structural equation models through Bayesian estimation. More broadly speaking, I am interested in models of development, structural equation modeling, and the potential benefits of thoughtful application of Bayesian estimation.
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PhD in Quantitative Psychology, 2021
Msc in Developmental Psychology (cum laude), 2013
BSc in Developmental Psychology, 2011
Department of Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences
Lab Coordinator: Rens van de Schoot, PhD
Responsibilities: Gave support at each step of the research cycle (literature re-
view, data collection and management, analysis, writing final article or report);
Organized meetings, events, and conferences. Communicated with guests and
speakers; Put forth new ideas for future research.