Research focus is on how different aspects of culture (e.g., social-cultural context, beliefs and values majority versus minority status, immigration) impact socialization processes and child and adolescent development. Recipient of a Young Scholar award from the Foundation for Child Development: Changing Faces of America’s Children and a Visiting Scientists Fellowship from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. Co-Chair of the Department of Psychology’s Ethnicity and Culture Diversity Committee. Member of the Society for Research in Child Development Ethnic and Racial Issues Committee, and President-elect of the Asian Caucus of the Society for Research in Child Development. Mentor to underrepresented minority doctoral and undergraduate students.