Olivia Silke graduated from Chapman University with her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2015. After graduation, she worked at the University of Southern California, assessing pain outcomes for orthopedic patients after a Mindfulness-Based Intervention. Currently, she is a second-year student in the Masters of Arts in Psychological Research Program at CSULB. Olivia is a Sally Casanova Pre-doctoral Scholar and the 2018–2019 Graduate Research Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts. Her research examines the role of mindful disposition on maternal and infant stress by investigating multiple pathways. She intends to continue exploring applications of mind-body constructs for low-income women in a health psychology doctoral program.
Research Interests: mindfulness, pregnancy, biomarkers of stress