64: Being a PhD Mom, Autism, and Studying What You’re Living with Fernanda Castellón

64: Being a PhD Mom, Autism, and Studying What You’re Living with Fernanda Castellón

In this episode, we have Fernanda Castellon who speaks about her experience as a first-gen student studying autism and becoming a PhD mom.

Fernanda is a PhD student in Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. She completed her B.A. at the University of California, Santa Barbara in Psychology and Chicana/o Studies. Fernanda is interested in researching how culture and Autism intersect and consequently impact family dynamics, schooling, and access to care. Fernanda’s passion stems from her own experience as a sibling of an Autistic adult. As a native Spanish speaker, Fernanda advocates and promotes the implementation of cultural adaptations to recruitment and intervention protocols in order to promote the recruitment and retention of ethnic and racially minority populations. Tune in to learn more about her, her experience, and her work!

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