James is a junior at Rice University majoring in Psychology and English. He has been in engaged in numerous research projects in Psychology, American Studies, and the Social Sciences, broadly. He is a research assistant in an Industrial/Organizational Psychology lab at Rice where he has been involved for three years. He is currently working on an independent project that investigates how various Black hairstyles affect hiring decisions and has completed a research project that investigates the interaction of socioeconomic status and academic achievement in college students. His research interests include diversity and discrimination in the workplace and in schools, as well as leadership development. His goals include pursuing a PhD in Social Psychology or Organizational Behavior in hopes of entering the academe as a professor and researcher.
Monique Domingo earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Management) from San Francisco State University and was awarded the Management Department Honoree in Spring 2015. As an undergraduate, Monique was a teacher’s assistant for two years as she genuinely enjoyed providing academic support and mentorship for students. Not only did this give her the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with grading, but it also gave her the chance to develop and lecture a module for two three-hour class sessions. From her senior year to post-graduation, Monique actively participated as a research assistant for the San Francisco State University Management Department. She has previous experience as a supervisor for Wells Fargo Bank but currently works part-time at WW International. Monique’s goal is to pursue a PhD in Organizational Behavior to become a professor and scholar. Through these roles, she hopes to inspire and to provide mentorship for students, especially for those who are underrepresented.