MEET THE TEAM

GRADUATE STUDENT LEADERS

Tiffany Lockett, MS, is a sxith-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, MS, is a fourth-year PhD student who examines the social, cultural and familial factors affecting the transition to and through college for low-income, first-generation college and/or students of color. She works to translate her research into practices that can improve the holistic experiences of students from marginalized backgrounds across all levels of education. 

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Giselle Laiduc is a fourth-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.

Katherine Quinteros is a first-year PhD student. 

THE COLLABORS

Janely Cárdenas Vargas, Fourth Year

Maria Cordova, Fourth Year

Bianca Del Toro, Fourth Year

Nuria Villanueva, Fourth Year 

Chelsey Boykin, Fourth Year

Audel Contreras, Fourth Year

Jenniffer Perez, Fourth Year

FORMER COLLABORS