Alexandra is a senior in the college of Arts and Sciences and majoring in psychology. She is a member of the International Honor Society in Psychology as well as a student member of the Midwest Psychological Association and the National Latino/a Psychological Association. After graduation she is planning to pursue a doctoral degree in counseling psychology. Alexandra’s research interests include ethnic minority mental health with an emphasis on at-risk youth and gender differences in metal health among ethnic minorities. Being a part of the Mental Health Disparities Lab has introduced her not only to different ways of thinking about mental health issues, but the essentials for psychological research. Alexandra also worked with Dr. Torres this past summer on a research project for the Ronald E. McNair Scholars program; the work is entitled Gender Differences in Perceived Discrimination as a Predictor of Depressive Symptoms among Latinos. Alexandra is also a part of the Marquette University Autism Project which is run by Dr. Van Hecke. She has also started volunteering at Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center to get more hands on experience to help her achieve her future goals. She is very optimistic about her future studies from all her experiences in the Mental Health Disparities Lab and Marquette in general.