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Ng, Crystal

Crystal (Yee To) Ng

Graduate Research Assistant
Population Research Center

Research advisor is Dr. Karen Fingerman (HDFS)

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Crystal Ng is a PhD student working with Dr. Fingerman. She received her BSSc in Psychology with a minor in Biology. She studies different social relationships in late life and how marital status may contribute to older adults' social relationships and well-being. Broadly, she is also interested in studying media usage among older adults.


2021 Top Paper Award, Interpersonal Communication Division, International Communication Association (ICA)

2020 Top Paper Award, Aging Division, National Communication Association (NCA)

2020 TJ McCallum Memorial Student Award, Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

2020 Graduate Student Poster Award, St. David's CHPR 18th Annual Conference

2020 Diversity Graduate Travel Award, SPSP Convention

2019 Graduate Student Poster Award: Texas Council on Family Relations (TXCFR)

Graduate Teaching Assistant

2020 Fall: Adult Development and Aging

2018 Spring & Fall: Ethical, Philosophical, and Professional Development Issues

2017 Fall: Personal and Family Finance