Lanitra Bennett is native of Summerton South Carolina. She is a rising senior at the University of South Carolina Upstate pursing a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a psychology minor. Lanitra currently is an active member of Gamma Beta Phi and a recent member of Beta Gamma Sigma, both honors associations. Lanitra also is a research assistant at USC Upstate, assisting with research on gender differences in career success. Upon graduation, Lanitra’s goal is obtain her Master’s in human resources conducting research on how discrimination affects the hiring process.
The research topic I would like to work on is how discrimination based on name, sex, or race affects the hiring decisions.