Michelle Del Rio received her degree in psychology and creative writing. She was the Secretary of Psi Chi National Honor Society, and Vice President of Tau Sigma national society. Michelle’s research interests include the effects of immigration, acculturation, and discrimination on ethnic minority populations’ adjustment. She is also interested in providing culturally aware assessments and treatment options for Spanish speakers and ethnic minorities. Michelle is interested in pursuing a degree in clinical psychology.


Lauren Sanders received a degree in Psychology, with minors in Economics and Advertising. She joined the ADADT in August of 2017 and her research interests include understanding the coping methods and mental health of people of different ethnicity and how it can be related to stressors in the workplace. Lauren has completed a masters of arts degree in the Applied Psychology program at the University of Southern California, and works as an industrial organizational practitioner.


Lucia Quezada received her degree in psychology, with minors in Chinese and photography. She was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. She joined the ADAPT in the summer of 2017 and her research interests include mood disorders and anxiety among ethnic minorities. Lucia is now a masters of arts in Clinical Psychology at the Teachers College at Columbia University. She hopes to become a clinical psychologist in a hospital setting.


Susie Kim is a graduating senior majoring in Applied Physiology and Health Management, and minoring in Psychology and Cultural Anthropology. She was a recipient of the Hamilton Scholarship under the Hamilton Scholars Program. She was a research assistant in ADAPT in January 2017 through summer 2018. Her research interests include examining the relations between police-related discrimination and mental health outcomes. Susie is currently a student in the doctor of physical therapy program at UT Southwestern.


Banan Rama received her B.S in psychology and minored in biology. Her research interests includes studying the effects of intergenerational conflict and parental styles in immigrant and minority families, with a focus on childhood development. Banan joined the ADAPT lab in August 2018 after she graduated from University of Texas, Arlington. Banan has been involved in various local nonprofit organizations. Banan is currently a Ph.D. student in the behavioral science program at the University of North Texas.


Peiwen (Tian) Zhu is currently a Sophomore at Emory University studying business administration and psychology. Tian joined the ADAPT over the summer of 2019 and is interested in researching how one’s cultural upbringing might affect their coping styles and mental health outcomes. She hopes to stay involved in research for the remainder of her undergraduate time and possibly beyond that as well.


Dr. Lui also has worked with students from other universities, and volunteers. For example, Haripriya Kommaraju from the Lady Shri Ram College in India recently joined us during Summer 2017 and helped on a couple research projects. Caroline Subbiah, a senior at the Dallas Hockaday School, has been volunteering in the lab to gain research experience. She hopes to attend college and major in psychology or sociology.

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