Doctoral Students

Jaclyn Chambers

Jaclyn Chambers

Jaclyn Chambers is a doctoral student at the School of Social Welfare. Her research interests center on the intersection of social work and the legal system, with a particular emphasis on crossover youth who are dually involved in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Jaclyn was a research coordinator for several randomized controlled trials focused on substance abuse prevention and intervention. She holds a B.A. from Colgate University and an M.S.W. from New York University.

Lina Montoya

Lina is a graduate student completing a doctorate in Biostatistics at UC Berkeley. She has been applying causal inference estimation and inference techniques for observational studies to projects in the Risk Resilience lab. Specifically, she is working on generalizability of the self perceptions of risk study, and the effects of specialty versus traditional probation on re-arrest and violence. Lina holds a M.A. in Biostatistics from UC Berkeley and B.A. in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University. 

Stephania Hayes

Stephania Hayes is a PhD Candidate at the School of Social Welfare. Her dissertation focuses on job-related stress and associated consequences experienced by peer support specialists employed in mental health organizations, including how such stress is affected by training or workplace conditions. Stephania brings to the lab her experience in mental health program administration (with special interests in innovation and evaluation), clinical assessment, and “big data” management. Her recent work synthesized several administrative databases from the state of Victoria, Australia to help examine the utility of outpatient civil commitment in their population of mental health service users over twelve years.  Stephania holds a BA in Health Science from the University of Florida, an MA in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California, and certification as a Peer Support Specialist. 

Luyi Jian

Luyi is a doctoral student at the School of Social Welfare. Her research interests include early adversities, adolescent development, youth violence prevention and intervention, and the intersection of social work and juvenile justice. Before pursuing her master’s degree in social work, Luyi was a police officer in Shanghai Public Security Bureau Xuhui Branch. She was the core member of a research project that examined the geographic patterns and behavioral characteristics of serial burglars. While studying in her MSW program, she investigated young fathers in jails and explored associations between father-child relationship, behavioral health factors, and recidivism. Luyi holds a B.E. from Tongji University, a M.S. from People’s Public Security University of China, and a M.S.W. from Washington University in St. Louis.