Kayla Puente

Kayla Puente

Assistant Professor

Biology Psychology 243, MSC: 16


Educational Psychology

Academic Credentials

PhD 2022, UC Irvine’s School of Education (specialization in Human Development in Context; emphasis on Chicanx/Latinx experience). BA Psychology with a Minor in Sociology, Pomona College in Claremont, CA.


Kayla’s research aims to understand how family and cultural strengths support the positive socioemotional and academic development of adolescents. Her work has focused on these strength-based processes within STEM motivation and achievement among Latinx adolescents.