About me

I received my doctoral degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine in 2009. Before attending UC Irvine, I earned my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. I am currently an Associate Professor in the Psychology department at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and I am also a faculty member of Empower Change, the Paso del Norte Center for Mental & Emotional Well-being. My research focuses on using psychology to inform best practices in the criminal justice system and reduce stigma for people with mental illness and criminal justice involvement.


New center to improve mental health in the Paso del Norte region

UTEP Professor Receives Research Grant to Identify Barriers to Mental Health Services Among Hispanics on Probation