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. (2020). A content analysis of gender representations in preschool children’s television. Mass Communication & Society, 23(3), 331-355. 

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. S., Halim, M. L. D., & Leaper, C. (2019). Variations in recalled familial messages about gender in relation to emerging adults’ gender, ethnic background, and current gender attitudes. Journal of Family Studies. [In Press.]
    Leaper, C., Gutierrez, B. C., & Farkas, T. (2020). Ambivalent sexism and perceived relationship qualities in young adult heterosexual dating couples. Emerging Adulthood. [In Press.]

Tess Shirefley

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.