Margarita Azmitia

Margarita Azmitia grew up in a large family in Guatemala. She came to the U.S. to attend college in North Carolina and obtained her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of Minnesota. Since 1989, she has been at the University of California in Santa Cruz. Her research, teaching, and service focus on understanding developmental transitions and adjustment in adolescence and emerging adulthood. Her particular focus is on the role of friendships, families, and educational institutions in identity intersectionalities, educational pathways, and mental health in ethnically and socioeconomically adolescents and emerging adults.