I am a fourth-year doctoral student in Family Studies and Human Development and a Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) Fellow. I am a first-generation college graduate and the daughter of Mexican immigrants. As an undergraduate student at CSU Fresno (Fresno State), I was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar and Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar.
Broadly, I have studied identity for Latina/x/o first-generation college students, familial experiences in Latino immigrant families, and the links between bicultural competence and psychosocial functioning. I am currently interested in bicultural competence and academic and psychosocial functioning among Latina/x/o adolescents and young adults.
Carbajal, S., Zeiders, K. H., & Landor, A. M. (2021). Unpacking the benefits of bicultural competence: Latina/x/o college students’ academic and psychosocial adjustment. Emerging Adulthood. https://doi.org/10.1177/21676968211034309
Zeiders, K. H., Umaña-Taylor, A. J., Carbajal, S., & Pech, A. (2021). Police discrimination among Black, Latina/x/o, and White adolescents: Examining frequency and relations to academic functioning. Journal of Adolescence, 90, 91-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2021.06.001
Carbajal, S., & Toro, R. I. (2021). Filial responsibility, bicultural competence, and socioemotional well-being among Latina college students. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000467
Selected for the MCUAAAR 2021 Summer Mentoring Workshop – Latinx Research
Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR)
2020 – 21 CALS Impact Leader Fellow
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), Bayer Crop Sciences, PorterBay Insight, and CALS Career Center