“In 2005, I joined the Center under Dr. Mays. Thanks to Dr. Mays’s research, I was inspired to raise new questions about ethnic minority stress and resilience in cross-cultural psychiatry. The center’s exciting intellectual energy and Dr. Mays’s positive example encouraged me by proving that women, too, can successfully enjoy science careers while creating social change.”

Liza Anulao received her BA from UCLA in women’s studies, with minors in history of science and medicine and LGBT studies. After her time with the BRITE Center, Liza was a National Science Foundation scholar studying the social psychology of LGBT relationships, and then a case manager on Skid Row in Los Angeles. While a Jump Start mental health fellow, she worked with teens and is currently preparing for a clinical and research career helping people recover from schizophrenia.