Congratulations to our lab member, Kenia Carrera, for successfully defending her thesis this past summer! Kenia’s successful thesis defense is an important milestone towards her development as a professional in the field of mental health among Latinx youth. Kenia’s thesis is titled “Examining the effects of familism on the association between parent-adolescent conflict, emotion regulation, and internalizing problems among Latinx adolescents.” To tests her research questions, Kenia analyzed data from our completed SAL project. The Youth Development, Context and Prevention Cruz Lab is extremely proud of Kenia’s accomplishments and we are excited to see what further contributions she will make to the field. Thank you to Drs. Domenech-Rodriguez and Ginger Lockhart for serving on Kenia’s committee.