Jasmine Canlas

Jasmine Canlas is a fourth-year college student majoring in Human Development and minoring in Psychology at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB); she will be graduating in Fall 2021. She is currently a research intern for Dr. Kim Kelly’s Child Language Interactions and Memory (CLIaM) Lab. Jasmine learned about the CLIaM lab through an email sent by her Human Development advisor. Jasmine was interested in the CLIaM lab because she saw it as an opportunity to learn more about child development and further her research experience as a research intern. She hopes to refine her teamwork and collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills as well as learn more about the research process, such as learning how to code transcripts and read literature articles. Jasmine currently works as a Behavioral Technician (BT) at a mental health clinic that is geared towards providing Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy to kids with autism and related disorders. In her role as a BT, Jasmine applies ABA therapy treatment to her clients so they could gain valuable skills such as play and social skills. Jasmine hopes that her experience as a research intern and as a BT will make her more knowledgeable about child development and help her work with children as an occupational therapist in the future. Jasmine loves working with children and hopes that the experiences and skills that she gains as a research intern and as a BT will make her a good candidate to apply to graduate school, and eventually work with children as an occupational therapist in the future. Jasmine enjoys cooking, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family in her spare time.