Lab Affiliation(s): El Areyto Lab (https://faculty.sites.uci.edu/juliotorres/el-areyto-lab/), Bilingualism, Mind, and Brain Lab
Research Interests: Psycholinguistics, Emotions, Second Language Acquisition, Heritage Speakers, Memory, Bilingual experience
I am a doctoral student in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. I received my B.A. in Psychology and Foreign Languages (Portuguese and French) from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. I am mainly interested in the variation in the bilingual language experience. To that aim, I investigate the relationship between language and emotion, how it varies depending on language experiences, and how it interacts with cognitive processes (e.g., memory). In my research I utilize a series of experimental and behavioral designs and neurocognitive techniques.
I am looking for students that are eager to learn and are willing to work/cooperate with a team. Knowledge of a non-English language (particularly Spanish) is desirable, but not required. No need to have computer skills or previous research experience, only a willingness to learn and acquire new skills!