Ana is a third-year doctoral student in the Human Development, Culture, and Learning Sciences program at the University of Texas. She is interested in a series of psychological assessments and interventions that explore and inform best practices to aid the mental health of underrepresented students in higher education. Some of her previous research has investigated procrastination styles, aspects of culture and online social networking sites, the social class achievement gap, and salivary hormone samples to examine the effects of stress. Her research currently investigates evidence-based practices that will reduce the negative psychological effects of COVID-related financial stress in first-generation students. She is also a Graduate Assistant for the School of Undergraduate Studies Office of Assessment and was recently selected as a Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar.