Luciana is a doctoral candidate at the Columbia School of Social Work. She received a Master of Science in Social Work with a specialization in Advanced Generalist Practice and Programming with a focus on contemporary social issues from Columbia University. She previously studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 2014. Her main research interests focus on examining the association of acculturation, social ties, coping strategies, and health behaviors related to sleep and cardiovascular health among Latinx and Hispanic adults. Because of her background, she finds it especially rewarding to conduct research with the Latinx and Hispanic population.