Lizbeth Millan

Lizbeth Millan is a first-generation college junior majoring in Social Work and Child Development at California State University, Long Beach. She is a third-year research assistant in the Child Language Interaction and Memory Lab (CLIaM) with Dr. Kimberly Kelly. According to the Myer’s-Brigg’s Personal Test, Lizbeth is an idealist and a perfectionist. She’s fascinated by child development research because she wants to learn more about child brain development and hopes to one day conduct her own research on social behaviors in graduate school. Lizbeth has gained practical research skills such as data collecting, transcribing and coding; as well as hone her communication and leadership skills. Indeed, working in CLIaM lab hasn’t just helped her academic personnel but also has helped her understand her youngest brother’s narrative development and speech disability. Lizbeth completed a full study with colleagues and presented their poster at the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program symposium at CSULB. She was also awarded the highly competitive and prestigious 2020 CSULB Student Summer Research Award and has gained co-authorship in various articles submitted to research conferences. Her research experience in the CLIaM lab will sharpen her critical thinking skills and communication skills; all of which are essential to her career field in Social Work and Child Development. In her spare time, she likes to bake, clean her house, travel, and watch history conspiracy theories.