Laura is a third year PhD student in Social and Personality Psychology at the University of Washington. She graduated from DePaul University in 2011, where she received a BA in Psychology and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Broadly, her research interests include prejudice and discrimination and the ways in which individuals, groups, and institutions interact to maintain inequality. She is currently working with Dr. Kaiser to examine how diversity structures shape women’s ability to detect discrimination and how these structures influence assessments of White discrimination claimants. She is also working with Dr. Kaiser and Dr. Sapna Cheryan to examine the social psychological factors underlying first-generation college students’ underperformance in STEM fields.