Meet the Intern

Sharon Lau

Sharon Lau
MSW & MA Intern
She/Her

Sharon received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minor in Asian American Studies from San Francisco State University (SFSU). She is currently a graduate student in the dual Asian American Studies M.A. and Master of Social Welfare (MSW) programs at UCLA. Her research interest focuses on the mental health attitudes and help-seeking behaviors of second-generation Chinese American young adults; and how the intergenerational gap between them and their immigrant parents has an affect on their help-seeking behaviors. After graduate school, she is hoping to become a mental health clinician as well as engaging in community outreach to reduce the stigma against mental health amongst Asian Americans. Prior to her time at CARE, Sharon has worked with at-risk Asian American youth and their families by running family support workshops and providing case management services. She was also a Graduate Student Researcher at UCLA Hub for Health Intervention, Policy, and Practice (HHIPP). In her free time, Sharon enjoys binge watching shows on any streaming platform, carpool karaoke with her best friends, and keeping up with the latest celebrity gossip.