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Aquino, Gabriela
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Gabriela Aquino




Graduate Student

B.A., St. Mary's University, Psychology (certificate in Community-Based Assessment and Evaluation)

Gaby is a first year doctoral student in the Human Development and Family Sciences department at the University of Texas at Austin.

Research Advisor

Dr. Deborah Jacobvitz

Research Interests

Gaby's research focuses on marital and parenting influences on child development. She is also interested in sociocultural and systemic contexts that can impact parenting practices and young children in Latinx families.

Scholarships and Fellowships

McNair Scholars Graduate School Fellowship (2019-2020) - University of Texas at Austin

Alumni Association Scholarship (2018-2019) - St. Mary's University

Professional Conference Presentations

Aquino, G. A., Mills, A. L., Cummings, E. M. (2020, March). Examining the indirect effect of interparental conflict on parent-adolescent communication via adolescent's emotional insecurity. Poster presentation at the 2020 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA), San Diego, CA.

Aquino, G. A., Pierucci, J. (2019, October). Types of play as influencing factors of social and emotional behaviors in children with developmental atypicalities. Poster presentation at the 2019 Biennial Meeting of the Society for the Study of Human Development (SSHD), Portland, OR.

Aquino, G. A., Downey, A. L., Cummings, E. M., Davies, P. T., (2019, April). The mediating role of emotional security on interparental conflict and parent-adolescent communication. Oral presentation at the 2019 Annual Convention of the Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA), Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Aquino, G. A., Pierucci, J., Pearson, A., Perez, M., Mwanza-Kabaghe, S., Sichimba, F., Mooya, H. (2019, March). Assessing the knowledge on developmental delays and disabilities of psychology graduate students in Lusaka, Zambia, Africa. Oral symposium presented at the 2019 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Baltimore, MD.

Pierucci, J.M., Pearson, A., Aquino, G. A., Perez, M., Mwanza-Kabaghe, S., Sichimba, F., & Mooya, H. (2019, March). First parent-mediated intervention using Project ImPACT in Zambia: Caregiver satisfaction and children’s developmental changes. Oral symposium presented at the 2019 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Baltimore, MD.

Pearson, A., Pierucci, J.M., Aquino, G. A., Perez, M., Mwanza-Kabaghe, S., Sichimba, F., & Mooya, H. (2019, March). Stigma of autism spectrum disorder in Lusaka, Zambia, Africa. Oral symposium presented at the 2019 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Baltimore, MD.

Sichimba, F., Mooya, H., Pierucci, J.M., Perez, M., Aquino, G. A., Pearson, A., Mwanza, S. (2019, March). Parenting a child living with autism spectrum disorder: Exploring experiences of caregivers in Lusaka, Zambia. Poster presentation at the 2019 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Baltimore, MD.

Aquino, G. A., Downey, A. L., Cummings, E. M., Davies, P. T., (2019, March). “Use your words:” The role of emotional security on parent-adolescent communication. Poster presentation at the 2019 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Baltimore, MD.

Aquino, G. A., Sperling, R. (2018, April). The relative advantage of one-way to repeated measures ANOVA. Roundtable paper presentation at the annual convention of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York City, New York.

Aquino, G. A., Pierucci, J. (2018, April). The effects of a childhood parental divorce on young adults’ self-esteem and self-efficacy. Poster presentation at the 2018 Annual Convention of the Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA), Houston, Texas.

Pierucci, J., Pearson, A., Aquino, G. A., (2018, April). Early childhood intervention and care for children in Zambia, Africa. Poster presentation at the 20th Annual Research Symposium and Creative Activities Exhibition, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas.

Aquino, G. A., (2017, July). The relative advantage of one-way to repeated measures ANOVA with high student turnover. Paper presentation at the 10th Annual McNair Summer Research Symposium, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas.