College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

CAHSS Student Spotlight: Selena Espinoza-PSY Student Earns Recognition at the 34th Annual California State University Student Research Competition

Psychology student Selina Espinoza placed second in the Health, Nutrition, and Clinical Science session at this year's CSU-wide Student Research Competition. Selina's work titled "Cannabis Use and Perceptions Among Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder" was conducted with researchers at the Colorado University Center for Health and Neuroscience, Genes, and Environment (CU Change) lab, at University of Colorado (CU) Boulder. Her CSUMB faculty mentor is Dr. Jennifer Lovell. The research characterized user profiles and perceptions of cannabis among military veterans with and without post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) living in states with legal medicinal and/or recreational adult-use cannabis. Congratulations Selina!