Parnia Ashari

Research Specialist


  • B.A., University of Virginia, 2021

Coming from a multicultural background, I am interested in the research areas of clinical psychology, developmental psychology, global mental health, and how intersectional identities can shape multicultural children’s psychosocial development and performance in schools and the greater society at large. Currently, I work as an Implementation and Research Coordinator with Dr. Amanda Williford , the CASTL team at University of Virginia, and the Virginia Department of Education where we are designing a pilot project to implement a mental health consultation program (ECMHC) in Virginia's early childhood education classrooms.