GRADUATE STUDENT LEADERS
Tiffany Lockett, MS, is a fourth-year PhD student who explores how devaluing social representations of racial minorities in America contribute to bias and disciplinary disparities in school and neighborhood settings. She also examines how restorative and community-based practices can reverse these outcomes for racial minority youth.
Ibette Valle is a second-year PhD student who studies how social determinants of health (e.g., work conditions, health care access) affect family dynamics, educational trajectories, and health outcomes of first-generation college students from Latinx and migrant farm-working background. She is particularly interested in how social, cultural, and familial factors affect the college transition of first-generation college students.
Giselle Laiduc is a second-year PhD student who develops cultural interventions to increase retention of underrepresented students (e.g., students of color, women) in STEM fields. She is particularly interested in how the competitive nature of STEM fields relates to student retention and how message framing can impact students’ behavior.
Julisa Lopez, Senior
Andy Pinedo, Senior
Wilfrido Hernandez Flores, Senior