Calvin Lai (he/him)
Jennifer is a doctoral student at the Diversity Science Lab at Washington University in St. Louis. She has master’s degrees in Applied Positive Psychology and Education from the University of Pennsylvania and worked as a research coordinator at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She was also a K-8 teacher with Teach for America before graduate school. Her primary research interests include interventions for long-term bias reduction, power dynamics, and intergroup relations. In her spare time, Jenn enjoys culinary adventures both in her kitchen and at new restaurants.
Grace Drake (she/her)
Grace is a first-year graduate student in the Diversity Science Lab. Before coming to Washington University, she earned a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Health and Human Values at Davidson College and worked as a lab manager of the Davidson Intergroup Studies Lab. Her research interests broadly include reducing bias and discrimination, confronting prejudice, and the relationship between implicit bias and behavior.
Messi Lee (he/him)
Messi is a graduate student in the Diversity Science Lab. He is planning to take the Psychological and Brain Sciences Track in the Division of Computational and Data Sciences (DCDS). He earned his BSc in Quantitative Social Analysis at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where he found his interest in political text analyses. His primary research interests involve using word embeddings to study intergroup biases and using social network analysis to study group dynamics.
Kimia Saadatian (she/her)
Kimia is the lab manager for both the Diversity Science Lab (DSL) and the Social Perceptions and Intergroup Attitudes Lab (SPIA). She earned her B.A. with highest distinction in Interdisciplinary Studies from UC Berkeley, where she completed her thesis on a series of innovative interventions to improve probation and parole officers’ relationships with people on probation and parole. Kimia plans to pursue a PhD in Social Psychology and she is interested in research that investigates policing, bias, intersectionality, intergroup relations, school to prison pipeline, and interventions to reduce racial disparities in criminal justice and education.
- Pierce Ekstrom (Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of Nebraska – Lincoln)
- Megan Wilson (continuing her PhD in Social/Personality Psychology at Patrick Hill‘s lab at WUSTL, studying when & how adversity leads to activism)
- Joel Le Forestier (completing a PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Toronto)
- Jackie Lisnek (completing a PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Virginia)
Alicia Zhang, Andrea Esparza, Ansley Calandra, Becca Clark-Callender, Elena Murray, Gina Vellequette, Grace Boney, Grace Campbell, Jacqueline Kumble, Jasmine Jaggers, Jo Christina, Julia Norman, Kelly Wang, Mackenzie Hines-Wilson, Max Klapow, Mira Reed Twiss, Nick Blake, Nicole Chang, Sabrina Genovese, Sean Dunnsue, Shelby Miller, Vivian Hao.