Christina Morales

Christina lab picChristina Morales is third-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 second year in Child Language Interactions and Memory (CLIaM) research lab and her first year as a lab coordinator. 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 has increased her understanding of how to help students thrive in their learning environments both during their childhood and in higher education. She also gained skills in coding transcripts, working with software such as Microsoft Excel and SPSS, as well as both quantitative and qualitative data analysis. During the 2020-2021 academic year, Christina was a member of the first student Data Fellows research team and co-presented at the 2021 Data Fellows symposium. She also attended the 2021 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) virtual conference. Last spring, she headed a research team tasked with creating a report for the College of Liberal Arts at CSULB and this year she hopes to continue to expand her leadership experience as a lab coordinator. After graduation, she plans to attend law school and become a civil rights attorney. She enjoys court-watching and studying the ways history and politics affect literary movements. In her free time, Christina enjoys reading, listening to music, and trying new coffee shops with her friends