Alexandria Onuoha (she/her/hers)

Alexandria Onuoha (she/her/hers)

1st year PhD student, Suffolk University
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Alexandria (she/her/hers) was raised in the Somerville and Cambridge area, but now currently lives in Malden. Throughout high school and college, she participated in volunteering and internships and developed community partnerships with organizations such as Transition House in Cambridge. Furthermore, she currently is the Director of Political Advocacy at Black Boston and hopes to bring youth organizations together utilizing research to create policies that will impact youth of color in a positive way. She is someone who loves collaborating and sharing research with the community to meet the needs of people. 

 She is a recent graduate of Bates College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and in Dance as of May 2020 completing theses in both majors. Currently, she is a doctoral researcher at Suffolk University in Boston working with Dr. Mimi Arbeit in the Applied Developmental Psychology Program. Alexandria's research interests are in political activism, right-wing ideologies, intersectionality, and racial biases in education, health, and policies. These topics relate to her passion for adolescent and youth development. She believes that in order to promote positive development for children and youth, research needs to be completed in a plethora of areas. She has worked in the Clinical Research Laboratory at Harvard with Chelsea Boccagno and Dr. Jill Hooley studying NSSI and emotion regulation. She is happy to be back at Harvard to assist Dr. Rachel Romeo.