Evelyn Barrales

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Ph.D. Student and Graduate Research Assistant

Evelyn Barrales is a first-year doctoral student studying Human Development and Family Science at the University of Georgia, with a primary focus on Mexican American family processes in her research.


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
B.S. Human Development and Family Studies Winthrop University May 2023
B.A. Modern Languages with a Concentration in Spanish Winthrop University May 2023


Evelyn's research aims to uncover within-group differences among Mexican American families, investigate the influences of biculturalism on the development of Mexican American families, and explore gender identity development among Mexican American emerging adult women. All approached from an intersectional, strengths-based perspective. Her overarching research goal is to produce translational research that can be used to inform clinical practice with Mexican American emerging adult women and their families.


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Presidential Graduate Fellow Award University of Georgia Graduate School 2023-27
NCFR Student Access Grant National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) 2022-23


Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
HDFS Graduate Student Organization Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Chair 2023-24 Leadership

Advisory Committee

Dr. Few-Demo

Dr. Wieling

Conference Presentations

Barrales, E., & Edwards, A. L. (November 18, 2022). Cultural Influences on Gender Identity Development Among Mexican American Women in Multigenerational Households [Poster presentation]. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.

Barrales, E., & Edwards, A. L. (June 25, 2022). Cultural Influences on Gender Identity Development Among Mexican American Women in Multigenerational Households [Paper presentation]. 27th Annual Southeastern Association of Equal Opportunity Program Personnel National McNair/Student Support Services Research Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

Working Papers

Edwards, A. L., Barrales, E., (under review). Investing in ourselves: Motherwork Processes Among Rural Mexican American Mothers and Their Emerging Adult Daughters. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences.

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