Research Assistants


Sandra Delgado, BA, is a second-year Master of Social Work student at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is interested in community mental health in Latinx communities and specifically research and program development to improve services for communities. Sandra is also interested in civic engagement and social justice issues.

Taylor Morris, BS, is a MSW student at University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests include child welfare and positive youth development, with a focus on empathy and empowerment.

Danielle Dunn, BA, is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Psychology at Pepperdine University. Her research interests include child development in the context of familial relationships and the effects of anxiety on youth outcomes.

Manijeh Mahmoodzadeh, MA, is a doctoral student in Developmental Psychology and Evaluation at Claremont Graduate University. Her program of research focuses on positive youth development and issues of social justice, with specific interest in the role of community programs in empowering marginalized youth. Manijeh currently serves as the Director of Impact and Evaluation for Big Citizen HUB, a civic engagement program for Los Angeles youth.

Chen-Yu Wu, MA, is a Research Associate at Search Institute and a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Minnesota. His research interests revolve around how various institutions (e.g., families and schools) particularly the social networks within them perpetuate social inequality.