Assistant Professor at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Nidia was doctoral student in Developmental and Psychological Sciences at Stanford University. She earned a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Psychology and Sociology. Nidia also earned a MA from New York University (NYU) in Human Development and Social Intervention. Her advisors are Drs. Teresa LaFromboise and Eric Bettinger. Her research interests include the psychosociocultural factors (e.g., sense of belonging) that impact the academic performance and psychological development of historically marginalized students in higher education. She is also interested in informing and developing culturally-sustaining interventions for historically marginalized college students, specifically those who are first-generation/low-income (FLI).