My research curiosities lie at the intersection of psychology, human development and education. I am interested in social and educational inequities and the mechanisms through which macro-level disparities are both perpetuated and disrupted at the micro-level of identities and relationships. I ask how our social groups, and the cultural stereotypes that accompany them, shape how we see ourselves and interact with others. My specific area of research investigates identity development among racially diverse youth in urban contexts. I examine how children and adolescents make sense of their racial, ethnic and gender identities; how cultural stereotypes and expectations shape the development and intersectionality of these identities; and the ways in which multiple identities influence adolescents’ social-emotional and academic outcomes.