Research Scientist, University of Washington

Dr. Master is a research scientist at the University of Washington's Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences. Before coming to the Institute, she earned a Ph.D. in developmental psychology at Stanford University, working with Dr. Carol Dweck, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Yale University. Her research interests include social-psychological processes that form the foundation of motivation, identity, and achievement from early childhood through adulthood, as well as how cues to personal identity or group membership may affect stereotyping and other social judgments and behaviors. Currently she is investigating how stereotypes may affect students' interest in STEM fields.


  • 2016–present
    Research scientist, University of Washington
  • 2011–2016
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Washington


  • 2011 
    Stanford University, Ph.D.
  • 2007 
    Stanford University, M.A.
  • 2003 
    Yale University, B.A.