Lovey was born and raised in Kaneohe, HI. She received her B.A. in psychology and concentration in Asian Studies from Kenyon College in Gambier, OH. Her research involves qualitative and quantitative approaches to examining identity development, particularly for people of ethnic and racial minority backgrounds who are navigating through various life roles or transitions (e.g. education, work). She is also passionate about the Denver Broncos.
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