Michael H. Pasek is a fifth-year graduate student in social psychology at The Pennsylvania State University, where he is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and a University Graduate Fellow. His research focuses on the consequences of stigma and prejudice as they affect various social identities, including but not limited to race, religion, sexual orientation, and gender. Additionally, Michael is interested in the development and implementation of psychological interventions designed to buffer individuals from the negative consequences of real or perceived prejudice and to foster a more equitable society. Michael received his M.S. in psychology (social) from The Pennsylvania State University in 2015 and graduated with honors from Bates College in 2012 with a B.A. in political psychology.