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
BA in Psychology with Honors, 2020
University of California, Berkeley
Monroy, M., Garcia, S.B., Mendoza-Denton, R., Keltner, D. (2021). The Dynamics of Coping, Positive Emotions, and Well-being: Evidence from Latinx Immigrant Farmworkers and College Students During a Time of Political Strife. Emotion.
Zieve, G. G., Armstrong, C. A., Richardson, I. M., Garcia, S. B., & Harvey, A. G. (2022). Measuring memory for treatment using patient conceptualizations of clinical vignettes: A pilot psychometric study in the context of cognitive therapy for depression. Cognitive Therapy and Research.
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