Jeanette  Zambrano

Jeanette Zambrano

Cohort: 2018

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Erika Patall


Educational Psychology

Research Interest

Motivation; Teaching practices; Culturally relevant education; Self and identity; Gender, race, and social class.

Jeanette Zambrano

Jeanette Zambrano is a PhD student in the Urban Education Policy program at the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education. Jeanette is interested in motivational processes and how aspects of the self, the context, and other people shape these processes. She uses quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approachs to understand the nature of motivation and to inform education practices that support it.


Professional Experience:

2015–2018, Research Assistant, National Science Foundation (DRL-1420271) Understanding the role of cultural and career purpose orientations in underrepresented minority science student success

2016–2018, Lab Manager, Motivation and Social Identity Lab, San Diego State University

Honors and Awards:

2020, American Educational Research Association, Motivation Special Interest Group, Graduate Student Travel Award

2019, The Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Diversity Graduate Travel Award     

2018-2022, Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program

2018, The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Graduate Student Diversity Travel Award

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