Director

Dr. Asia Eaton

Dr. Eaton is an Associate Professor of Psychology at FIU, Director of the Applied Social and Cultural Psychology program, 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

Jasmine Banks

Jasmine is a 3rd year Ph.D. Psychology student at the University of Michigan working with Dr. Isis Settles, Monique Ward, and Myles Durkee. Her research interest includes community engagement and intervention, poverty solutions, race and inequality, and online racial discrimination.

Linned (Lulu) Gomez

Lulu is a 3rd 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, philosophy theory, and technology 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 5th 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.

Abbey Miller

Abbey is a first year Ph.D. student in the ASCP program at FIU. Abbey’s research interests include gender, sexuality, and close relationships, particularly in regards to how these dynamics inform and shape human perception, interaction, and identity formation.

Randi Spiker

Randi is a 3rd 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.

Michael Spooner

Michael is a 2nd year Ph.D. student in the I/O Psychology program. His research interests include the experiences of minoritized individuals in educational and athletic settings and the influence of community organizations on the communities they serve.

Zharia Thomas

Zharia is a 3rd 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 3rd 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.

Research Assistants

Josh Ash

A recent graduate of an I-O psychology Master’s program, Josh’s research lies at the intersection of leadership and DEI. Josh conducts pro-bono consulting work with non-profit organizations and is currently assisting a data analysis company in their pursuit to provide shelters for domestic violence victims in Quebec.

Letizia D’Avenia

Letizia is a junior majoring in psychology with an Industrial-Organizational track and a certificate in Team Management. Her research interests include leadership development in women, employee selection, and diversity and inclusion. After completing her B.A., she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

Virginia Gary

Ginny is the PWR Lab manager. She has over a decade-long career in human services, ranging from overseeing clinical research studies to implementing evidence-informed and client-focused programming within large community organizations. Her research interests include economic inequality, poverty, homelessness, power, hierarchy, and social class.

Jazmine Hawa

Jazmine is an FIU Student majoring in Psychology and Medical Sciences. Her research interests include pediatric psychology, culture and gender norms, and biopsychosocial factors of well-being. After her Undergraduate studies, she plans on conducting research and attending medical school.

Shanequea Harris

Shanequea is a recent graduate of the I-O psychology Master’s program at the University of West Florida, and is currently assisting in change management at a global financial institution. Shanequea’s research interests lie in the experiences of minority leaders, specifically African American womene. She intends to pursue a Ph.D. in I-O Psychology.

Sabrina Hodak

Sabrina is a junior majoring in psychology with a certification in Women’s and Gender Studies. She plans on pursuing a career in educational psychology and educational policy to help advocate for student mental health and improve access to resources that improve learning, prepare students for their futures, and empower them with knowledge.

Tiffany Munro

Tiffany is a junior undergraduate majoring in Psychology and Philosophy. Her research interests include stereotype threat, minority identity development and its influence on agency both theoretically and clinically. Upon the completion of her B.A. she intends on pursuing a Ph.D. in counseling psychology.

Amanda de la Noval

Amanda is a senior student at FIU majoring in Psychology, with a minor in Labor Studies and a certificate in Conflict and Dispute Resolution. After completing her bachelors, she intends to pursue a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with an emphasis in Social Psychology.

Tirsa Perez

Tirsa recently graduated from FIU with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Her main research interests are the effects of microaggressions toward women of color in the workplace. Her short-term goal is to work toward a Ph.D. in I/O Psychology, with the eventual goal of working in an academic setting.

Stephanie Romero

Stephanie is a third year undergraduate student at FIU, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Religious Studies. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she plans on pursuing higher education in Clinical Psychology with a focus on Spirituality, to help adolescents with mental health disorders rooted in issues related to gender, sexuality, religion, race, etc.