Atazshii Austin

Atazshii Austin is a first-year, Pre-Business student at California State University Long Beach, who plans to major in Human Resources. She is a research assistant in the Child Language Interactions and Memory Lab (CLIaM) with Dr. Kimberly Kelly through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program ( UROP). Atazshii was interested in CLIaM lab because she saw it as an opportunity to further her knowledge of a parent’s influence on a child’s habits, behavior, and practices valued within their culture and early stages of childhood. She has always wondered about differences in how other parents teach, guide, and influence their children. Her main goals within the CLIaM Lab include learning how to transcribe, code, and conduct research. Atazshii is currently in the Beach Pledge Program at California State University Long Beach, which provides an opportunity for first-time students to complete their baccalaureate degrees in four years. She is currently taking public speaking and philosophy, in which she hopes to utilize her knowledge of communication and ethical theories within the CLIaM lab. Specifically, by applying her knowledge to the research, as well as assisting in interviews and data samples. She has also had experience with children by helping her mom raise her two younger brothers. In her free time, she loves to listen to music, dance and workout.

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