Current Graduate Students

Abigail Walsh

B.A., Rider University
M.Ed., Pennsylvania State University
M.A., New York University

Graduate Student in Development Psychology (entered Fall 2015)
E-mailabwalsh@ucsc.edu 

Research interests: Gender stereotyping; children's television and other media. 

Work in progress with Professor Leaper: Representations of gender in television programs targeted to children.

Co-authored work:
        Walsh, A., & Leaper, C. (in press). A content analysis of gender representations in preschool children’s television. Mass Communication & Society

Brenda Gutierrez

B.A., California State University at Long Beach
Graduate Student in Development Psychology (entered Fall 2017)
E-mail: brendacelina15@gmail.com 

Research interests: Gender, ethnicity/culture, romantic relationships among Latinx college students. 

Co-authored work:
    Gutierrez, B., Leaper, C., & Farkas, T. (2018, October). Gender ideologies and ambivalent sexism in relation to heterosexual couples' satisfaction.  Presentation at the Eighth Biennial Gender Development Research Conference, San Francisco. 
   Gutierrez, B., Halim, M. L., & Leaper, C. (2018, March). Messages about the other gender in Latinx families and emerging adults' own attitudes. Presentation the Society for Research on Adolescence Conference, Minneapolis. 
   Halim, M. L., Gutierrez, B., & Leaper, C. (2016, October). Family socialization of suspicion and fear of the other gender: A cross-cultural examination. Presentation at the Seventh Biennial Gender Development Research Conference, San Francisco.

Tess Haifley

B.A., Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo 
Graduate Student in Development Psychology (entered Fall 2017)
E-mail: thaifley@ucsc.edu

Research interests: Gender and STEM motivation in children. 

Work in progress with Professor Leaper: Gender and STEM motivation in children.