Rutgers GSE CMSI

Tissyana C. Camacho

Tissyana C. Camacho is an Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Development in the College of Health and Human Development at California State University, Northridge. She received a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. Her program of research is broadly centered on the promotion of ethnic identity for students of color in educational contexts and the implications of such identities for psychosocial outcomes. In particular, her research examines the developmental nature of ethnic identity (i.e., how ethnic identity changes over time), how ethnic identity develops (i.e., the experiences that contribute to changes in ethnic identity), and how ethnic identity is related to psychological and academic outcomes. She studies these topics using multiple research methods and with ethnically and racially diverse adolescent and young adult populations.

Tissyana’s honors include the Robert Kahn Fellowship for the Scientific Study of Social Issues from the Institute of Social Research at the University of Michigan and the Dalmas A. Taylor Memorial Summer Minority Policy Fellowship from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors with her Plott Hound and watching Michigan basketball and football.