• BS , Univ Calif Riverside
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    My research focuses on motivation, social class, and identity. I am currently looking at how we can use identity-based motivation to better understand and improve academic goal-setting and goal-attainment for minoritized and economically disenfranchised students. I am also examining how conceptual metaphors of social class and politics interplay in our perceptions of the socioeconomically disadvantaged. I use a variety of approaches, including experimental methods, multilevel modeling, text analysis, and real-world intervention work, to examine these questions.