Graduate Student

Carmen is interested in topics related to mental health and well-being. Her work in the last few years focused on understanding the impacts and opportunities of technology use. Currently, she is studying experiences of uncertainty and coping strategies to expand her perspective.


Carmen's research seeks to understand ways to improve individuals' mental health and well-being outcomes. She came to UCSB with a history of studying technological interventions for enhancing mental health treatment. More recently, she has begun to look at the impacts of trauma and uncertainty on individuals' social behaviors and psychological health.


B.S. (2019), Cornell University, Communication

M.A. (2023), UC Santa Barbara, Communication