Why did you choose graduate school at IUPUI?
I enjoyed how accepting my program was. My program focuses on bias and discrimination in the workforce and they practice what they study. They care about being accepting to all persons, care about your holistic well-being and that you have a balanced life, but also are motivated to help you reach whatever goals you may have determined.
What has been your favorite academic accomplishment since you’ve been here?
I am most proud of my thesis progress. I was able to craft an idea that incorporated my advisors expertise but that also branched out to a new area for both of us. I was very proud to finally see it come to fruition when I collected my first participants.
What do you enjoy most about life in Indianapolis?
I do not care for city living, but in Indianapolis, I enjoy the convenience of checking out new activities near me. I like doing yoga at Newfields Park and checking out new events with my friends.
Please provide some details about your work/research as a graduate student and/or any activities you are involved in.
My thesis is exploring illegal interview questions and the reactions men and women have towards them. I also research mixed race role models for Black women in STEM. My lab is also exploring sexual harassment in the workforce, measures of sexual harassment, and I will hopefully be adding a study looking at transgender discrimination.
Outside of lab involvement, I am a member of the School of Science Multidisciplinary Committee to bring together different School of Science departments to hear about each other’s research, promote collaborations, and connections. I am the current President of the Underrepresented Professional and Graduate Student Organization (UPnGO) where we strive to provide graduate and professional students with the resources pertinent to their adjustment and continued time here, as well as social activities to foster a support system for individuals seeking to have greater voice.