Christina Morales is a second-year student at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). She is studying English Literature and Political Science and plans to graduate in Spring 2022. This is her first year as a research assistant in Child Language Interactions and Memory (CLIaM) research lab. She learned about the position after taking Human Development 180 with Dr. Kimberly Kelly during the Fall 2019 semester. Christina’s interest in CLIaM lab stems from her fascination with language and how its smallest details have large impacts. Through her experience with CLIaM, she hopes to gain a better understanding of how to help students thrive in their learning environments. After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to obtain her master’s degree in English Literature as well as her teaching credential. Christina has previous experience in leadership and collaboration from her time as a section leader in her high school women’s choir and as captain of the school color guard. Through these positions, she learned important skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and organization. She also hopes to compete in the 2021 winter guard season. In her free time, Christina enjoys reading, dancing, and listening to music.