Veronica Monarrez's Curriculum Vitae

Veronica Monarrez



Masters of Science Forensic Psychology program. California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Master’s Thesis: Can Kids' Court enhance resilience among children set to testify in court?       



Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. California State University Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Magna Cum Laude, 3.804 GPA         






  • Monarrez, V. & Mendez, A. (2019) Comparing Live vs. Picture Showups Under Laboratory and Field Conditions. Talk session presented at the California State University, Los Angeles Research Symposium, Los Angeles, CA.  


February 2019



  •   Graduate Research Assistant                        

California State University, Los Angeles – Forensic Psychology Lab

Advisor: Dr. Mitchell Eisen

  • Teach study-specific protocol to incoming research assistants

  • Compose abstracts for submitted symposium and conference proposals

  • Compose IRB research proposals for new and continuing projects



  •   Undergraduate Research Assistant                 

California State University, Los Angeles - Forensic Psychology Lab

Advisor: Dr. Mitchell Eisen

  • Run protocol for a field simulation paradigm involving Showups (ID procedure)

  • Experience using NEO-PI R and MMPI personality measures

  • Creation of ‘six-packs’ or photo line-ups

  • Entered data for multiple research studies

  • Acted as a confederate in 2 experiments

  • Experience reporting witness report times for studies involving eyewitness identifications 

  • Used Google Sheets as a method for random assignment of research participants in experiment examining factors distinguishing witness identification results from field and lab conditions





  •   Graduate Assistant                    

  • Proctor exams

  • Aid in creating study sessions for the students

  • Inputting grades into excel sheets

  • Aid in grading papers





  •   American Psychology – Law Society (APLS)       



  •   American Psychological Association (APA)       



  • American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS)



  •   Western Psychological Association (WPA)





  • Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Santa Fe Springs, California 

  • Working with clients under supervision in private or group sessions 
  • Substance Abuse Counselor 



  • Greenhouse Therapy Center – Floortime Specialist

Various locations across Los Angeles County 

  • Working as a Floortime specialist with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities



  •   VISTO volunteer for LA County Probation – Kid’s Court Research Assistant 

Various locations across Los Angeles County 

  • Part of a research group working towards establishing competency in juvenile delinquent populations known as Kid’s Court run by researchers Rebecca Nathanson (Ph.D.) and Kim Larson (Ph.D., J.D.)

  • Conduct a set of interviews including the use of stress scales and intelligence tests such as the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence – Second Ed. (WASI-II)

  • Work alongside probation officers and researchers

  • Data collecting and coding





  • CSULA Grad Equity FellowshipCalifornia State University, Los Angeles  



  • Margaret & Phill ScholarshipCalifornia State University, Los Angeles 



  • William Hobson and Evelyn Troup FundCalifornia State University, Los Angeles 



  •   Dean’s Honors List - Honors Convocation


Winter 2014, Winter 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017

  • Oral Communication Showcase College Speaker (best in class)California State University, Los Angeles



  • OPI Faculty - Child Scholar, OPI Cosmetics, North Hollywood, CA 



  • Cash for College Scholarship Winner, California State University, Northridge





  •   Human Subject Research – Social & Behavioral Educational Researcher Training

  • CITI Training        


January 2018-2021

  • Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician (RADT)

  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAP) 


July 2019

  • Substance Abuse Counselor Ethics, Confidentiality, and Boundaries Training

July 2019

  •   CPR/ AED/ First-Aid Training    


June 2019

  • WASI administration and scoring 

  • LA County Probation Department Competency Project Training 


June 2018




  • Software
  • SPSS, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets
  • Billingual
  • Fluent in English and Spanish, can understand some French
  • Knowledge of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V)

  • California’s Drivers License







                                                                       COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 

  • Light the Night Walk – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Woodland Hills, California

  • Walk in support of those suffering, bringing awareness, fundraising for research


2013, 2014, 2018

  • AIDS Walk

Los Angeles, California

  • Walk in support of those suffering, bringing awareness, fundraising for research



  • Teen Court Juror at Van Nuys High School

Van Nuys, California

  • Juvenile justice diversion program for early teen offenders

  • Insight on the concept of restorative justice



  • First Five Advocate

Van Nuys, California

  • Provided parents of children aged 0-5 with box kits full of information on brain development, activity suggestions and supportive resources



  • Stop Hate and Delinquency by Empowering Students (S.H.A.D.E.S) Training 2012

Los Angeles, California

  • Extension of Teens Court

  • Focus on bullying incidents rooted in prejudice and bias

  • Trained to be an informed and effective juror