Undergraduate Students

Stephanie Barron Lu

Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Politics, Culture, and Identity Lab

Research Interests

  • The relationships between environmental factors and self-esteem as they relate to gender schemas.
  • Intersectional approaches to research psychology, by taking into account the multi-facets of an individuals’ identity, principally in underrepresented Latino communities
  • Increasing awareness of the imposter syndrome. diversifying graduate schools, and bridging the income gap

Education

In Progress: B.A. Intensive Psychology – University of California, Santa Cruz
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 Raia Cherednikov

Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Politics, Culture, and Identity Lab

Research Interests

  • the changeability of personalities
  • fluid sexual attraction and behavior
  • kinks and fetishes
  • open and polyamorous relationships

Education

In Progress: B.A. Psychology – University of California, Santa Cruz
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Kiana Namaki

Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Politics, Culture, and Identity Lab

Research Interests

  • Intersections of race/ethnicity, social class, and nationality in gender and sexual identity development
  • Mental health and well-being of stigmatized sexual and gender minority communities and individuals
  • Medical, legal, and cultural interactions on psychological practice
  • Advocacy and alliance toward stigmatized groups in clinical and counseling psychology

Education

In Progress: B.A. Intensive Psychology & BA Feminist Studies – University of California, Santa Cruz
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Corinna Sales

Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Politics, Culture, and Identity Lab

Research Interests

  • familial conflict in intergenerational immigrant families
  • identity development in first generation immigrant individuals
  • early psychological effects in the construction of gender in children and how it intersects with race/ethnicity

Education

In Progress: B.A. Psychology & BA  Sociology – University of California, Santa Cruz
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Bowen Yao

Undergraduate Research Assistant for the Politics, Culture, and Identity Lab

Research Interests

  • Explanation for deviant sexual desires and behaviors
  • Mental health and well-being of kinky folks
  • Impact of stigmas based on nonconforming identity

Education

In Progress: B.A. Intensive Psychology – University of California, Santa Cruz
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