Last updated: September 2021

Education

Exp. 2022

Ph.D., Educational Psychology — Applied Developmental Science
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA             
Dissertation Title: “We want our Voice to Be Heard, But Aren’t in the Rooms”: A Multi-Method Investigation of The Educational Experiences of Black Women Student Athletes Committee: Drs. Joanna L. Williams (Co-Chair), Nancy Deutsch (Co-Chair), Paul C. Harris, Seanna Leath, & Natalia Palacios

2014

B.A., Major: Psychology with Distinction | Certificate: Human Development
Duke University, Durham, NC
Graduation with Distinction | Dean’s List
Honors Thesis: It’s a matter of perspective: Examining cultural differences in communication styles.
Committee: Drs. Makeba P. Wilbourn, Eleanor Seaton, & Vrinda Kalia

Grants & Fellowships

2021 – 2022
2017-2021
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2019
2019
2018

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Fellow: Dissertation Award Fellow ($20,000)
Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Virginia Education Science Training Fellow ($120,000)
School of Education and Human Development: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Small Grant ($1,000)
American Psychological Association Graduate Student (APAGS): Student Diversity Initiative Award ($3,000)
2019 NCAA Graduate Student Research Grant ($7,494) — NCAA
School of Education and Human Development Doctoral Student Dissertation: Innovative, Developmental, Exploratory, Award — University of Virginia ($1,000)

Honors, Awards, & Scholarships

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2020
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2020
2020
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2019
2019
2017
2017
2015

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship — Honorable Mention
Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Scholar Award — City of Charlottesville Nominee
The Raven Society Scholarship — University of Virginia ($2,000)
The Curry School Nathan E. Johnson Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
Research Focus on Education & Sport Travel Award — American Education Research Association ($100)
Emerging Scholar Student Travel Award — The Society for Research on Adolescence ($200)
The Dean’s Travel Fellowship — University of Virginia ($1,500)
The Raven Society (Honor Society) — University of Virginia
The Dean’s Travel Fellowship — University of Virginia ($1,500)
University of Virginia Diversity Programs — Professional Development Award ($1,000)
Employee Reward and Recognition Bonus — University of Virginia
Duke Undergraduate Research Support Office Travel Grant