Christy is a 5th year Ph.D. student. Her research interests include the impact of diversity training on work-related outcomes, the experience of underrepresented employees (e.g., disability (invisible and visible), ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, veteran-status, pregnancy, obesity) at work and during selection, the psychological construct of inclusion/valuing diversity, and the impact of discrimination on pre- and post-hire outcomes.
Rachel is a fifth year Ph.D. student at Rice University. Rachel works with Dr. Mikki Hebl studying diversity, discrimination, and inclusion in the workplace and is passionate about creating more inclusive workplaces. She has particular interests in the experiences of LGBTQ+ individuals and individuals with disabilities. Her current work is interested in the role that allies play in creating and encouraging fair and just societies, schools, and workplaces.
Carlos is a fourth year Ph.D. student in Industrial Organizational Psychology and entrepreneur at Rice University. His primary research focuses on issues regarding diversity and discrimination in the workforce. His earlier work examines the experiences of minority job applicants during the selection process. In addition, he examines cross-cultural topics regarding negotiation and helping behaviors. Carlos is also currently working with two others to launch a consulting practice, focused on providing affordable evaluation and intervention designs for local small businesses in Houston.
Abby is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology program at Rice University. Broadly, she studies diversity and discrimination in the workplace, in contexts ranging from social interactions to the hiring process, with the intention of contributing to research that will inform organizational policies and practices as related to successfully managing diversity. Specifically, she is am interested in the experiences and perceptions of stigmatized groups in terms of gender, race, sexual orientation, age, religion, culture, and other identities. Outside of research, Abby enjoys running, live music, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Honors Thesis Students
James is a Senior Psychology & English double major at Rice University. James works with Dr. Mikki Hebl studying discrimination, diversity, and inclusion in organizations. Specifically, his varied interests include diversity in teams, underrepresented populations (women, people of color, etc.) in organizational leadership, hiring discrimination of minorities, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals, and educational barriers to diverse students. His current work, a senior honors thesis, investigates the subtle biases that exist in student evaluations of teaching, particularly as they impact faculty of color and women. James is currently the Associate Vice President of the Rice University Student Association and is the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Rice University.
Colleen Phillips (Lab Manager, Honors Thesis)
Natalie Croitoru (Project Manager)
Kristina Dickman (Project Manager, Honors Thesis)
Danielle Manahan (Project Manager)
Luis Pacheco (Project Manager)
Olivia Ogwumike (Project Manager)
Anamely Salgado (Honors Thesis)
Courtney Wang (Honors Thesis)
Abril Maria Brugo
Joyce Giboom Park
Natalia Gonzalez Blanco Serrano