MEET THE TEAM

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.

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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.

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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. She is particularly interested in how the competitive nature of STEM fields relates to student retention and how message framing can impact students’ behavior.

THE COLLABORS

Jacque Alonso Blanco, Senior

Wilfrido Hernandez Flores, Seniorimg_4918

Julisa Lopez, Senior img_4914

Jasjit Samra, Senior

Chelsey Boykin, Sophomore

Audel Contreras, Sophomore

Jerome Harris, Senior 

Andy Pinedo, Senior img_4923

Kimberly Zuniga, Senior

Fabiana De Lima, Junior

Aldo Caballero, Sophomore 

FORMER COLLABORS