Juan Gonzalez received his B.A. in Psychology along with minors in Education and Applied Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During his time as an undergraduate, Juan worked as a research assistant for the Cultural Psychology Lab. After graduating in 2019, Juan worked as a Research Coordinator in the Collaborative START Lab at the UC Davis MIND Institute on a project examining Autism Spectrum Disorder intervention service delivery in mental health and school settings. In between research projects, Juan managed an STRTP for foster youth in Sacramento assisting with the treatment of various mental disorders. Currently, Juan manages the Cultural Psychology Lab with an emphasis on leading the REACH Newcomers longitudinal study, an international collaboration investigating how emotions can be used as a gateway for the adaptation and inclusion of recently arrived Latino immigrants.