Christine Merola, a fourth-year PsyD student at the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, is a 2016–2017 Thrive Scholars Fellow. She is working with Dr. King on analysis of Fuller Youth Institute’s (FYI) Growing Young data as they seek to understand the dynamics of emerging adult identity formation in the context of faith communities.
Christine’s research interests include emerging adulthood, spirituality, religious service, identity development, gender, and sexuality. She is passionate about promoting mental health services for marginalized and underserved populations, and she has experience working with adolescents and emerging adults in community mental health, nonprofits, and religious organizations.
Faculty Advisor: Pamela Ebstyne King, PhD
Thrive Center Projects
- Churches Engaging Young People (CEYP)
- Principles of Highly Effective Positive Youth Development Organizations
Thrive Center Research Labs
- Research on Adolescent Thriving and Spirituality (Lab RATS)