"I am personally committed to diversity, and strive to use my voice to advocate for underrepresented groups and to support inclusivity. I believe that we can learn so much from each other by sharing our experiences and being open to ideas and perspectives different from our own.
Every identity is important and valuable."
Evelyn is a social psychologist and self-described data geek. Her cutting-edge research on how to detect, discuss, and confront racial bias has been published in peer-reviewed journals and funded by the National Science Foundation. Evelyn prioritizes a translational approach to research and works to bridge academic communities doing research and people who desire to use those insights to inform their work. As Director, Training & People Development at Paradigm, Evelyn partners with leadership teams to design evidence-based practices that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Based in Los Angeles, she works extensively with entertainment industry clients; she also has clients in financial services, higher education, law, non-profit, and technology.
Evelyn is a highly sought-after speaker, and she regularly presents across the country and internationally on her own research, as well as on how scientific findings can help us respond to and understand issues of the day related to race, identity, and intergroup relations. Evelyn holds a B.A. from Northwestern University, an M.A. from University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Ph.D. from Indiana University. In 2018, Indiana University recognized her on their 20 Under 40 alumni list.
August 2019 - Present
Jan. 2019 - August 2019
June 2018 - June 2019
Aug. 2018 - Dec. 2018
July 2016 – Aug. 2018
Aug. 2015 - July 2016
July 2018 - Present
Nov. 2014 – July 2018
Director, Training & People Development
BruinX, UCLA Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Director of Translational Research & Anti-Bias Training
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow (Advisor: Margo J. Monteith, Ph.D.)
College Transition Collaborative
Ph.D., Social Psychology, Indiana University
Minor: Statistics, Methods and Measurement
Dissertation: Strength in numbers?: Effects of exposure to multiple claims of discrimination
Advisor: Mary C. Murphy, Ph.D.
M.A., Social Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Thesis: Cognitive depletion and perceptions of bias
Advisor: Mary C. Murphy, Ph.D.
B.A., Psychology, Northwestern University
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
National Science Foundation
Award #1847721 - Workshop: An Annual Retreat to Broaden Participation of Black Social and Personality Psychologists (co-PI: Ivuoma Onyeador)
Society for Personality and Social Psychology Community Catalyst Grant;
BlaSPR: Black Social and Personality Psychologists Retreat (co-PI: Ivuoma Onyeador)
Purdue University Diversity Transformation Award
National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Fellowship
Award #1514137: Developing effective strategies for confronting racial bias in
Indiana University Heller Summer Research Fellowship
Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Program (Honorable mention)
“Closing the Gap: When and Why do Whites’ and Blacks’ Perceptions of Prejudice Diverge?”
University of Illinois at Chicago Abraham Lincoln Fellowship