Elisabeth is a second-year Ph.D. student at Rice University. Elisabeth works with Dr. Mikki Hebl studying diversity, discrimination, and inclusion in the workplace and is passionate about studying diversity, equity, and inclusion. Knowing what it is like to be the lone women in many STEM classes, she is particularly eager to make the STEM environment more gender friendly and inclusive. Fun facts: She unabashedly loves coding (woot woot!) and knits a lot of her sweaters!
Naomi got her undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology from Rice University in 2014 and her PhD in organizational behavior from Stanford University. She is collaborating with Eden King and Mikki Hebl on projects broadly related to identifying and combating bias and discrimination.
She is specifically interested in studying the role that positive acclaim might play in maintaining social inequality. More specifically, she plans to explore how labels like "hero" or "inspirational" may obscure the structural obstacles faced by historically disadvantaged groups and thereby stymie efforts to address those obstacles.
Honors Thesis Students
Dillon is a Senior Psychology major, who is also a Division I Track Athlete. He is one of Rice's decathletes. He has long been a member of our research lab and has one publication in press and another one under review. Woot. Woot! He is currently conducting research on the look of marginalized leaders. He may just be interested in I/O graduate school!
Johnathan is a Senior Psychology major who plans to go to graduate school in Developmental Psychology. He has been a long-time member of our research lab and is currently working on a thesis that examines disparities in care that children of different races receive. You can also find Johnathan repairing bikes at Rice in his downtime!
Phillis is a Senior Psychology major, who is also a Division I Swimmer. She works with Dr. Mikki Hebl studying diversity and discrimination-related issues. Phillis is particularly interested in looking at potential disparities that exist between different populations receiving in-person, telehealth, or hybrid therapies. She is interested in applying to Clinical Psychology PhD programs.