Director

Dr. Asia Eaton

Dr. Eaton is an Associate Professor of Psychology at FIU, and a core faculty member in the Developmental and I-O Psychology Programs, and an affiliated faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies. She conducts feminist research on how gender intersects with other identities (e.g., age, race) to affect individuals’ experience with and access to power.

Ph.D. Students

Linned (Lulu) Gomez

Lulu is a 1st year Ph.D. student in IO Psychology. Throughout her undergraduate career she used an interdisciplinary approach when conducting psychology research, incorporating feminist and gender theory. During her PhD she will continue to call for cooperation between disciplines to accurately conduct IO research and create effective change in the labor sphere.

Sarah Jackson

Sarah is a 2nd year Ph.D. student studying I/O Psychology at FIU. Her research interests include using feminist theories and frameworks to understand the experiences of marginalized individuals at work. Currently, she is examining the effect of racialized dialect on perceptions of candidates in phone interviews.

Anna Kallschmidt

Anna is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in I/O psychology. Her research interests include social class stigma in the workplace, social mobility, and how childhood social class identity affects the employment lives of adults. She has six years of academic experience, as well as three years of applied organizational research.

Chantal Martinez

Chantal is a 4th year Ph.D. student and McNair Graduate Fellow studying I-O psychology at FIU. Currently her research focuses on how sudden unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic affects individuals from marginalized backgrounds. Her research interests also include intergenerational interactions and generational stereotypes at work.

Yanet Ruvalcaba

Yanet Ruvalcaba is a 4th year Psychology PhD candidate, majoring in Developmental Science, with a minor in Quantitative Psychology, and a McNair Fellow. Her research is on gender-based violence, with an emphasis on technology-mediated intimate partner violence and abuse among marginalized populations, for the dual purposes of informing theory and practice/policy.

Danilo Le Sante

Danilo is currently a PhD student in the I/O psychology program. His research interests are in the area of applied psychology and in understanding how perceptions regarding personality, job performance, and gender influence performance appraisals and other workplace outcomes.

Mikiba W. Morehead

Mikiba is a 3rd year Ed.D. student in the School of Education and Human Services at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX. Her research interests include sexual cyber abuse, particularly nonconsensual pornography. She has thirteen years of experience in Higher Education working as a Student Affairs professional in the areas of Student Conduct, Student Services, and Title IX.

Alexander Snihur

Alexander is a 4th year Ph.D. student in I/O Psychology, and a 2020 User Experience (UX) Researcher Intern at Facebook. Currently his research focuses on how employees’ political party affiliations can affect relational, attitudinal, well-being, and hiring outcomes at work.  He also has research interests in OHP, conflict, job engagement, and productivity.

Randi Spiker

Randi is a first year Psychology PhD student studying Developmental Science. Her research uses feminist theory to examine gender roles and norms, and how these social constructs inform the responses to, and perceptions of, sexual violence among emerging adults.

Zharia Thomas

Zharia is a 1st year Ph.D. student in Developmental Science, whose research interests include factors that influence Black women’s sexual health, such as health disparities, stereotypes, and cultural norms of femininity. She plans to continue to examine Black women’s sexual health by analyzing the role stereotypes have on their sexuality.

Natasha (Havi) Tran

Havi is a 1st year Ph.D. student in IO Psychology and a Presidential Fellow. Her research focuses on marginalized experiences within the workplace and how this may affect employee mental health. This work stems from Intersectionality Theory as well as her Mental Health Counseling background.

Undergraduate students

Amanda Borges

Amanda is a junior undergraduate majoring in Psychology with a minor in Art at the FIU Honors College. After completing her B.A., she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology specializing in Forensic Psychology. Amanda’s interests include social justice, art, and psychology.

Camila Bourzac

Camila is a junior majoring in Psychology and Criminal Justice. After completing her B.A. she plans on continuing her studies by attending graduate school in order to specialize in Forensic Psychology.

Cindy Cartagena

Cindy graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. in Sociology, minors in Innovation, Linguistics and a concentration in Psychology. Cindy’s interests include mental health, law, and non-profit leadership in serving survivors of intimate partner & gender-based violence.

Ana Estevez

Ana is a junior majoring in Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies. She plans on going to graduate school after completing her B.A. to pursue a Ph.D. in Social or Clinical Psychology.

Katia Grossov

Katia is a senior undergraduate with a major in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and a minor in English. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in I/O Psychology. Her research interests include Career Reinvention and Cultural and Linguistic Versatility.

Emily Jurich

Emily is a senior undergraduate McNair Scholar with a certificate in Women and Gender’s studies. Her research interests include mental health, multicultural competency, and factors that affect psychotherapeutic outcomes.

Patricia Milanes

Patricia graduated from FIU with a B.S. in Biology. She plans on getting into medical school and working with underserved populations.

Jolieth P.

Jolieth is an undergraduate McNair  scholar pursuing a dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Women’s & Gender Studies, with a minor in Sociology and a Certificate in Queer Studies. She plans on continuing her education to pursue a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology.

Natalia Reyes

Natalia Reyes is a sophomore undergraduate majoring in Psychology at the FIU Honors College. After completing her B.A. she plans on attending medical school and specializing in psychiatry.

Emanuel Rojas

Emanuel is a junior majoring in Psychology and Mathematics (Comprehensive Track) and aspires to have a Ph.D. in Engineering Psychology. His interests are Mathematics, philosophy, and psychology specializing in the field of Ergonomics.

Megan Yavar

Megan Yavar is a senior pursuing a B.A. in Psychology & Women’s and Gender Studies, minor in Mathematics and a certificate in Queer Studies. After completing her B.A., she plans on going to graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. in psychology.