University of California Los Angeles
As social creatures, our relationships with other people have tremendous downstream impacts on health and wellbeing. This is in part because social interactions dramatically shape how we think and feel, influencing how we process and regulate our emotions through life’s challenges. As a doctoral researcher at UCLA, my research systematically unpacks the effects of social support on emotion and well-being across various modalities and contexts. Through this work, I aim to promote emotional intelligence in how we understand ourselves, each other, and the world around us.