Laura Kabbash

A fluently bilingual Montrealer, Laura Kabbash’s passion for adolescent psychology, specifically behavioural misconduct, was kindled while directing Leadership Training programs at YMCA Kanawana. Following an Honours Psychology program at Marianopolis CEGEP in Montreal, Laura graduated with an Honours Bachelor degree in Psychology at UBC in Kelowna, under the direction of Dr. Brian O’Connor, studying the mediating effects of personality variables on the relationship between experienced child abuse and adult outcomes. While volunteering in university research labs, running participants and coding data, Laura volunteered at a Federal Halfway House and also supported her professors as a TA in Cognition and Statistics courses. These experiences helped Laura develop a deeper appreciation for advanced statistics and the value of mentorship. As a second year MA/PhD student under Dr. Scott Ronis, Laura’s research interest lies in child sex trafficking and adolescent forensic samples.