Congratulations to our very own Cierra! 😄
Cierra Abellera, first-year social psychology PhD student, is one of 40 fellows to participate in the Yale Ciencia Academy for Career Development!
This week, these young science leaders will kick off their year as fellows at an in-person meeting held to coincide with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. Fellows will participate in science communication, networking, science outreach workshops, and use improv exercises to build trust and a sense of community. Fellows also participate in the AAAS Meeting, which offers additional professional development and career exploration opportunities.
Abellera earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology at Boise State University where she was a McNair Scholar and conducted research on stress and resilience among university students that identified as refugees. Working with faculty member Evelyn Mercado, her current research focuses on resilience factors among recently resettled refugee populations and how intercultural relations influence this resilience.
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