Tania Hernandez-Baullosa is a research assistant supporting projects for the Parent, Infant, and Early Childhood team. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Florida International University and her goal is to pursue a PhD in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. In preparation for the PhD program, Tania will complete a Master of Professional Studies (30 credit program) in Clinical Psychological Science. She is also seeking certificates in data analysis, English and science writing. During her undergraduate years, Tania was a volunteer research assistant for over a year at the Child Anxiety and Phobia Program at FIU, allowing her to acquire research experience. Furthermore, she is a former employee of Benihana Inc., where she served for eight years as server and bartender. Tania’s research interest gravitates toward family influence on child and adolescent behavior and the importance of parental involvement in therapy. She is also interested in how dysfunctional discipline styles exhibited by parents can have serious repercussions on the development of a child’s future behavior, and how this correlates to disruptive behavior, learning, social adjustment, and emotional insecurities. Other research interests include parenting training programs, effectiveness and improvement of community-based programs and interventions, and the validity of measures. Her tenet is that by experiencing love, happiness, willingness to help, and living a life full of meaning, she learns, and therefore, she becomes a better person. Tania loves her family (who live in Florida and Cuba). In addition, she loves her family’s pets and her own pet, Gotica, the goldfish. She is pleased to be part of the PIEC team and to be surrounded by supportive and friendly team members. She is also delighted with all the newfound knowledge acquired in her short time working at the Institute and is eager to continue learning.