Yosmary Rodriguez is a senior research analyst in the education program area at Child Trends. She graduated from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a double minor in Sociology and Women’s Studies. During her senior year, she completed an honors thesis where she translated a research measure known as the “Barriers to Access to Care Evaluation” (BACE) into Spanish, to evaluate barriers to accessing mental health care in the Latinx community.
After graduation, Yosmary served as an AmeriCorps member with Teach for America in Fort Worth, Texas, where she taught 3rd grade Dual Language in a low-income school.
Her primary research objective focuses on improving social-emotional outcomes for students. She is particularly interested in the implementation, adaptation, and evaluation of school-based mental health services. In the future, Yosmary plans to pursue a graduate degree in clinical/community psychology.