The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Graduate Students

Krystal Cashen

B.A., Psychology, Vassar College, M.S., Developmental Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Krystal Cashen is a sixth-year developmental science student at UMass Amherst working with Dr. Harold Grotevant. Krystal's research interests center around how experiences unique to diverse family contexts (e.g., adoptive families, LGBT-parented families) are associated with relational and identity outcomes in emerging adulthood. In addition to her research interests, Krystal is interested in the integration of diversity and inclusive teaching practices in undergraduate psychology courses.



Albert Lo

B.S., Psychology, University of Delaware; M.S., Clinical Psychology, UMass Amherst

Albert Lo is a fifth-year clinical psychology student at UMass Amherst working with Dr. Grotevant. He is involved in research examining how different trajectories of birth family contact may predict the well-being of adopted individuals in adulthood. Albert is currently the program coordinator for the Adoption Mentoring Partnership (AMP), a partnership between the Rudd Adoption Research Program and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County. As program coordinator, he instructs college-age adopted students who are matched with adopted youths in the community.