Christa Mahlobo


2022: Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University

2019: M.S. in Recreation Parks and Tourism Management, The Pennsylvania State University

2013: B.S. Kinesiology, Human Movement Science, Louisiana State University


PhD Dissertation Title: 

Examining Adolescent Precursors to Early Adult Flourishing in Black Americans: On the Role of Ethnic-Racial Socialization and Identity 


PhD Thesis Advisor: 

Robert Roeser, Ph.D.

Bennet Pierce Professor of Caring and Compassion and Professor of Human Development and Family Studies


Postdoc Research Topic:

Humanities and Human Flourishing

Penn Department:

Positive Psychology Center in the School of Arts and Sciences

Penn Faculty Mentor:

James Pawelski, Ph.D.

Professor of Practice, Director of Education

Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program



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