Anika Katrina Aquino


Area of Doctoral Study: Applied and Developmental Psychology
Undergraduate Institute: The Catholic University of America

Research Advisor: Charissa Cheah, Ph.D.

Description of Research

I am interested in early childhood care and education experiences, particularly among immigrant families and families of color. Specifically, I focus on unique processes that occur within these communities, such as acculturation, enculturation, racial-ethnic socialization, and bicultural development. I wish to apply my work and translate research to develop resources for young children and their families.  I also aim to develop, implement, and/or evaluate culturally responsive and competent prevention programs for immigrant families and families of color that promote resilience and protect them from adverse experiences such as racism, discrimination, and acculturative stress.