Juha graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010 with a B.A in Political Science and Economics. She earned an M.A in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 2011. She entered the Ph.D. Program at the University of California, Riverside in Fall 2016, and earned an M.A. in Sociology in 2018-2019. Her areas of interest are Social Psychology and Medical Sociology. The M.A. thesis investigated the association between depressive symptoms in mothers of young children and identity processes. The survey distributed for this survey includes questions on self-esteem and self-efficacy, which has prompted her interests in parents’ well-being. Currently, Juha focuses on well-being and health of the parents of a child with developmental disabilities and how the associations vary by race.
Manjing earned a B.A. in Sociology from Southeast University, China (2017) and an MA in sociology from the University of California, Riverside (2019). She was also an exchange student in the HUSTEP program at Hokkaido University, Japan. Her major area of specialization is Political Economy and Global Social Change. Her master thesis is a cross-national, quantitative study which investigates the association between women’s political representation and corruption. Her research interests include political economy, globalization, gender, social networks and health. She currently focuses on the multilevel determinants of health, and how macro-level socioeconomic traits interact with micro-level factors to shape health-related outcomes.