Christina Tam is a doctoral candidate in Social Welfare at UCLA. Her current research focuses on examining the disproportionate rate of entry into the juvenile justice system among Southeast Asian youth. More specifically, her dissertation study disaggregates Los Angeles County administrative data by ethnicity to investigate ecological characteristics that may or may not be related to these youths’ contact with the juvenile justice system. Ultimately, Christina’s goal is to contribute to informing a person-in-environment approach in intervention development by identifying ecological risks in behavioral, mental health, and physical health outcomes for underserved youth from racial/ethnic minority families. Christina received her double Bachelor’s in Psychology and Criminology, Law & Society from UC Irvine and her MSW from UCLA.