Emma Moscardini

Mentor: Dr. Ryan Duffy

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

"I wasn't sure if I would enjoy research, which is a big part of graduate school, so I wanted to figure that out. Turns out I love it!"





Research Interests

  • Sexual Minority Stress
  • Depression
  • Trauma and Crisis Intervention

Academic Awards

  • Florida Bright Futures (2014 - Present)
  • Generation Study Abroad - Education New Zealand Travel Award (2016)
  • University Scholars Program (2017-2018)


  • College Democrats
  • Model United Nations


  • Alachua County Crisis Center
  • Kiwanis Club

Hobbies and Interests

  • Playing Guitar
  • Volleyball
  • Writing Short Stories
  • Photography

Research Description

Religion and Spirituality as Buffers Against Sexual Minority Stress in a Bisexual Population
I am investigating whether or not religion and spirituality protect sexual minorities against the negative effects of discrimination.