Jackie Juarez is a research assistant in the Child Language Interactions and Memory Lab (CLIaM). She is majoring in Human Development and Psychology and will be graduating Spring 2019. Jackie was interested in CLIaM lab because she saw it as an opportunity to further her research experience, especially pertaining to children’s early development in communication and parent interactions. She is very interested in learning more about parent-child conversations and how it can be used to apply to her own research in the future. Jackie is also currently a part of Dr. Correa’s Culture, Learning, and Development research lab, where she contributes to research pertaining to cultural factors that shape learning and development among Latino children. She is currently in the process of interviewing for graduate schools in Clinical Psychology. Upon graduating from CSULB this Spring 2019 semester, she will continue her graduate education to ultimately obtain a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with a child and adolescent concentration. Jackie is currently active on campus through being part of organizations. As of Fall 2018, she is Chapter President for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) where she has strengthened her communication and leadership skills. She is also part of other organizations and clubs such as Active Minds, Sigma Alpha Pi, Human Development Student Association, Psychology Student Association, and Psi Chi which has helped her to stay connected to her academic interests. Jackie has recently been awarded Outstanding Graduate through the Human Development department and Presidents List from the College of Liberal Arts for the Fall 2018. On her free time, Jackie likes to take her dog on a walk and go on Pinterest to try out new cooking/baking recipes.