Selena Carbajal

Family Studies and Human Development
M.S., Family Studies and Human Development – University of Arizona; B.A., Psychology and Women's Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies Minor – California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA

About Me
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.

Research Interests
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.

Recent Accomplishments

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.

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.

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.

Selected for the MCUAAAR 2021 Summer Mentoring Workshop – Latinx Research
Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research (MCUAAAR)

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The University of Arizona