Ph.D. in Social/Organizational Psychology, Ph.D. student in Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, UF.
Liva LaMontagne holds a Ph.D. in Social/Organizational Psychology from the University of Latvia and is currently a Ph.D. Student and Graduate Assistant in Youth Development and Family Sciences at the University of Florida. She has facilitated mindfulness exercises as part of the SMART Couples Florida relationship skill workshops. Her research interests are related to the role of mindfulness in promoting positive outcomes for university employees, their families, and students. Her goal is to study the effectiveness of brief mindfulness-based interventions to reduce work-life conflict and physiological stress and increase well-being in working parents and students. She is also interested in the system-wide processes through which colleges and universities adopt or create mindfulness interventions to enhance health outcomes. Outside of work, Liva enjoys traveling and visiting family with her husband Derek and son David (8), watching superhero movies, and mindfully going to the beach.