Diamond Yvonne Bravo
Postdoctoral Fellow in Education
Lecturer on Education
Degree: Ph.D., Arizona State University, (2016)
Office: Gutman 426
Diamond Bravo received her doctorate from the Program in Family and Human Development at Arizona State University. She received her B.A. in psychology from University of California, Riverside and her M.A. in general experimental psychology from California State University,Northridge.
Bravo's research focuses on the cultural mechanisms and constructs that contribute to the academic success and well-being of immigrant students and students of color in the United States. (Much of the research in this area focuses more intently on how cultural constructs, such as stereotype threat, undermine academic achievement and life outcomes). For example, in a recent paper, Bravo studied a group of low-income, Mexican-origin adolescent mothers in order to determine the extent to which valuing one's family and learning about one's own ethnic identity and heritage would predict higher educational expectations.
During her time at HGSE as a fellow, Bravo will expand upon this research agenda, with the ultimate goal of enhancing diversity in higher education pathways by designing culturally focused interventions.