Sydney B. Garcia

Sydney B. Garcia

PhD Student

Princeton University

I am a PhD student in social psychology at Princeton University working primarily with Dr. Betsy Levy Paluck. My research interests include social norms/deviance, inequity, identity development, and field experiments. Specifically, I am interested in exploring the causes and consequences of gender and racial disparities in occupations and interests. I aim to conduct research that can be used to inform institutional and public policies to reduce these disparities.

Before becoming a graduate student I was a research coordinator in Dr. Jamil Zaki’s Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab. I recieved my BA in Psychology with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies from UC Berkeley (go bears!). I was a research assistant and completed my honors thesis in Dr. Dacher Keltner’s lab.

  • PhD in Social Psychology, expected 2027

    Princeton University

  • BA in Psychology with Honors, 2020

    University of California, Berkeley


Talk Series

In the fall of 2020 I helped organize a Professional Development Talk Series for underrepresented minority students (URMs) interested in psychology. We recorded the series, which includes talks on how to apply for post-bacc jobs, how to do well on the GRE, how to apply to graduate school, and more! Check it out below.

Professional Development Series

Recommended Graduate School Application Guides

Here are some super useful grad app guides!

“So, you’re applying for a PhD in Psychology…” Guide

Kate Petrova’s Graduate School Application Guide

Claire Whiting’s Applying to Psych Grad Programs (in the US) Guide