Rhonda Balzarini, M.A.
Rhonda Balzarini completed her BA in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies at Sonoma State University (SSU) in 2009. She worked for several semesters as a teaching and research assistant with Dr. Heather Smith and various other professors at SSU before moving to Boston in 2011 to work as a research assistant at Harvard University with Dr. Dan Gilbert. Simultaneous to her job at Harvard, she assisted Dr. Rezarta Belali at Umass Boston and Dr. Sharlene Hesse-Biber at Boston College. In 2012 she moved to Long Island where she completed a Masters in Psychology at SUNY Stony Brook under the mentorship of Dr. Art Aron.
She is now completing my doctoral studies at the University of Western Ontario under mentorship of Dr. Lorne Campbell. Her current research interests primarily focus on romantic relationships- she is particularly interested in understanding what features are central to our understanding of being in a romantic relationships, in understanding the interdependence of romantic relationships, and in exploring relationship processes in diverging relationship configurations, such as the processes that are similar and different in consensual non-monogamous arrangements.