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Christina Q

- Research Program Mentor

PhD candidate at University of Texas at San Antonio


psychology; education psychology; research methods; statistics


Hi! My name is Christina Muñoz, and I am excited to help guide your independent research project! I have a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and I recently graduated this spring with an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology, with a specialization in Quantitative Methods from the University of Texas at Austin. Currently, I am an education policy fellow with an education equity non-profit here in San Antonio where my research focuses on ensuring digital equity and best policies and practices for increasing student engagement in schools. I have about 5 years of experience as a student mentor, tutor, and teaching assistant. Outside of my professional life, I am a CrossFit enthusiast who enjoys exercising and learning about nutrition. I also enjoy reading comic books (I'm a huge DC fan), collecting Funko pops, and spending time with my twin kittens!

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Cost-benefit relationship between student and parent dyads on student success outcomes

Using a commonly known framework in the business industry, "equity theory" will be applied to student-parent relationships to determine how inequitable cost-benefit relationships affect various student success outcomes. This study could explore how student parent dyads with students who are more autonomous differ in student success outcomes from student parent dyads with students who are more dependent on parent guidance in school.

Coding skills

R, SPSS, Mplus, Excel


Work experience

Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) (2020 - Current)
Education Policy Fellow of Color


University of Texas at San Antonio
BA Bachelor of Arts (2018)
University of Texas Austin (UT Austin)
EdM Master of Education (2020)
Quantitative Methods
University of Texas at San Antonio
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Applied Demography

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