Queena Hoang

Queena Hoang is a second-year student studying pre-nursing at the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). Queena currently serves as a research assistant in Dr. Kimberly Kelly’s Child Language Interactions and Memory Lab (CLIaM) through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). She hopes to hone her research skills as well as gain a better understanding of language development and parent-child interactions. She would also like to learn leadership and communication skills in CLIaM lab. Some of her duties include: analyzing articles and/or abstracts, transcribing verbal data, and collaborating with fellow lab mates on various tasks at-hand such as parsing transcripts and reading literature reviews. Her interest in the child and adolescent field stems from her four younger siblings: Prince, Lizzy, William, and Alex, who she enjoys connecting with through their experiences and social environments on a day-to-day basis. In addition to her role at CLIaM lab, Queena also volunteers as an active member with Camp Kesem and California Nursing Students’ Association (CNSA) on campus year-round, both of which have sparked her passion for the development of future generations of children. 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 and be employed at a non-profit agency or pediatric-focused hospital. In doing so, she hopes to utilize her specific skills and knowledge and share her experiences gained from CLIaM lab like research, critical thinking, and data analysis in the future to advocate for children and their families in a holistic, patient-centered, and evidence-based manner so that they can live happy and healthy lives. When Queena is not working in CLIaM, she enjoys listening to music, watching movies, television shows, or K-dramas on Netflix, and spending quality time with her family and friends.