UCLA Graduate Researchers
Graduate students involved in the UCLA Middle School & High School Project are students from both Psychology and Education disciplines. Many of our graduate students have been involved with the project for numerous years and are essential in overlooking data collection and mentoring the undergraduate RA's. Not only are they highly dedicated to UCLA MSDP, but are emerging scholars in their field and leaders in their respective departments.
Joined Fall 2018
B.A. Psychology & B.A. Spanish, University of Michigan, 2018
Ph.D. Human Development and Psychology, UCLA, in progress
My research interests include examining the relationships between racial/ethnic identity and linguistic identity in adolescence. I am particularly interested in how the school context and peer interactions shape various psychosocial outcomes for ethnically and linguistically diverse youth.
Joined Fall 2017
B.A. in Psychology and Biological Sciences, Northwestern University 2016
M.A. in Developmental Psychology, UCLA 2018
Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, UCLA (in progress)
My research centers around the experiences of racial/ethnic minority youth within the US public education system, with a particular focus on understanding how peers and teachers shape adolescents' socioemotional wellbeing and academic achievement.
Joined Fall 2016
Carlisa is a doctoral student in the Education department where she studies the psychosocial development and racial-ethnic socialization of adolescents of color in and outside of schools.
She earned her BA in Psychology at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and most recently, her MA in Education at UCLA.
Joined Fall 2015
B.A. in Sociology and Black Studies, California State University, Long Beach 2008
M.A. in Counseling with a PPS credential, Loyola Marymount University 2011
Ph.D. in Human Development & Psychology, UCLA (current)
My research interests include understanding how African American adolescents are perceived in the school context through an intersectional approach and in what ways does this influence their academic achievement.
Joined Fall 2014
BA in Cognitive Neuroscience, Scripps College, 2007
MA in Education, Claremont Graduate University, 2009;
PhD in Developmental Psychology, UCLA, in progress
I examine development, risk and resilience, and wellbeing among marginalized groups--particularly sexual and gender minority youth. I am also broadly interested in intergroup relations, and how interpersonal connections impact broader group attitudes.
Funding: Edwin W. Pauley Fellowship
UCLA Dissertation Year Fellowship
Joined Fall 2013
B.A. in Psychology, Howard University 2012
Ph.D in Human Development and Psychology, UCLA, 2018 (expected)
I am interested in relationships between ethnic identity and various educational and psychosocial outcomes for underrepresented adolescent youth.
Funding: Eugene Cota Robles Fellowship
Past Graduate Researchers