Queena Hoang

Queena Hoang is a third-year student studying pre-nursing studies at the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). This is her second year serving as a research assistant in Dr. Kelly’s Child Language Interactions and Memory (CLIaM) Lab and her third year serving in CSULB’s Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) on campus. As an undergraduate research assistant, she has been analyzing articles and/or abstracts, transcribing verbal data, and collaborating with lab mates on various tasks at-hand such as populating data into charts on Excel, Word, and SPSS, parsing transcripts, and reading literature reviews. Queena’s interest in the child development field, specifically language development and parent-child interactions, stems from her four younger siblings: Prince, Lizzy, Will, and Alex whom she enjoys connecting with through their daily experiences and social environments. In addition to her role at CLIaM Lab, Queena has served as a member of the first-ever Student Data Fellows Team at CSULB where she co-presented a poster with her lab mates and faculty mentor for the 2021 Data Fellows Symposium. She has also co-authored and co-presented at the 2021 UROP Research Symposium with her UROP partner and lab mate as well as attended research conferences for journals like the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). In doing so, she has been able to achieve a level of undergraduate research and knowledge that has expanded her perspective on high-impact practices (HIPs), informal learning environments (ILEs), and child development. Going forward in CLIaM Lab, she would like to continue to engage in all aspects of the research process as well as gain leadership and communication skills. Upon graduating with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN), she hopes to earn her Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) to become a pediatric nurse practitioner at a pediatric-focused hospital in the future. With this type of career, she hopes to utilize her specific skills and knowledge as well as share her unique experiences gained from CLIaM lab such as research, critical thinking, and data analysis to advocate for children and their families in a holistic, patient-centered, and evidence-based manner. When Queena is not working in CLIaM Lab, she enjoys listening to music, watching movies, television shows, K-dramas, or C-dramas on Netflix, and spending quality time with her family and friends.