Mimi is a current graduate student at UCCS and will be joining the PhD program in Clinical Psychology in the Fall of 2021. She received her B.S. in Psychology with a forensic concentration from George Mason University, where she worked as a research assistant for Dr. Tara Chaplin and Dr. June Tangney. She has been working towards her M.A. in Psychological Science with a trauma focus under Dr. Benight since 2018.
Her current research interests revolve around how interpersonal relationships and cognitive appraisals impact self-regulation following trauma, particularly sexual assault. Her master’s thesis explored the role of trauma coping self-efficacy in the relationships between adult attachment orientations and posttraumatic stress symptoms. Mimi is also interested in applying nonlinear dynamic statistical approaches to understand resilience and adaptation from trauma over time. She is fond of the challenge of learning new statistical or methodological approaches and enjoys consulting on projects with her colleagues.