I CAN PERSIST Research Lab
Meet the Current Team
Blair is a fourth year doctoral student in the school psychology program. She is a McNair fellow whose program of research focuses on the effect of accumulated racialized experiences (Racial Battle Fatigue) on Black students in PK-12 schools. Blair aspires to be an educator and researcher in academia.
Jacks Cheng is a PhD candidate in counseling psychology at Indiana University Bloomington. Jacks is particularly passionate about conducting affirmative and anti-colonialist research about intersectional experiences of race, gender, sexuality, and language on career development and organizational behaviors.
Nelson is a McNair Scholar, Ford Predoctoral Fellow, and Counseling Psychology doctoral student. His program of research focuses on studying different phenomena among communities of color. In the lab, Nelson is leading two scale development projects: 1) a measure of Racial Battle Fatigue, 2) a measure of resiliency among students of color attending PWIs.
Li, Y. +, Wilkins-Yel, K. G., Powless, M. D. +, Lau, P. L., Cheng, J. +, Wong, Y. J., & Biggers, M. (2018, August). Men in STEM, join us: Recommendations on how male faculty can support female students' persistence. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
Hyman, J.E., David, J., Murphy, Q., & Wilkins-Yel, K.G. (2017, March). Rainbows in a Red State: Queer People of Color in Trump’s America. Poster presented at the National LGBTQ Health Conference, Chicago, IL.
Staton, E.G. +, Lees, O. +, Deng, K. +, Li, Y. +, & Wilkins-Yel, K.G. (2018, August). Perceived impact of globalization on Asian international students' post-graduation decision-making. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
Zounlome, N. +, Wilkins-Yel, K. G., Wang, L. +, Smith, K. +, Matthias, H. +, Anderson, C. +, & Marimiriofa, C. + (2018, August). Persisting Through: Development and Validation of the Students of Color Resiliency Scale. Poster session presented at the Division 17 SAS/CCPTP Student Poster Session at the Annual American Psychological Association Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Sparks, P.+, Wilkins-Yel, K. G., Zounlome, N.O.O.+, & Mukherjee, A+. (2018, August). Can I Count on You? The Role of Graduate Advisors in Promoting STEM Persistence in Women of Color. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
Wilkins-Yel, K. G., Grimes, J. +, Gumbiner, L.M. + (2017, March). Let’s Talk: A Program Evaluation of an Abbreviated Diversity Dialogue Initiative. Poster presented at the Great Lakes Regional Counseling Psychology Conference, Munice, IN.