Pauline Ho


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Pauline is a doctoral student in the Human Development area of the Department of Educational Psychology. Advised by Dr. Brad Brown, Pauline’s research interest broadly focuses on adolescent identity development in adolescence and emerging adulthood. Her current work focuses on 4 key aspects of identity development: 1) timing (when does identity develops), 2) content (what develops), 3) process (how does it develop), and 4) its impact (how identity development affects adolescent health and well-being)

Pauline graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine where she double majored in Education Sciences and Social Policy and Public Service. Her research at UC Irvine has primarily focused on investigating effective pedagogy for teaching English and discipline-specific knowledge to diverse student learners. Following the work that she had already begun as an undergraduate, Pauline continues to be involved in research projects related to students’ college transition and experiences in higher education. Currently, she is the Study Director of the Belonging in College study in Dr. Brown’s Peer Relations Study Group. As a project assistant WIDA, she also has taken part in research projects that focus on English Learners from a range of age groups.


  • A. Education Sciences, University of California, Irvine, 2017
  • A. Social Policy and Public Service, University of California, Irvine, 2017

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