Mercedes Pena


I am a fourth year undergraduate student with a major in Psychology and a minor in Natural Sciences Education. Following my undergraduate years at UC Merced, I am aiming to gain acceptance to a graduate program in either the health or developmental field of psychology. Eventually, I would like to continue conducting research and potentially teach in a higher education setting. My research interests include stress, health disparities, parent-child relationships (in terms of health habits and development), and learning. In my spare time, I like to bake, watch true crime videos, and listen to podcasts!

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