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Mesmin Destin

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education, Northwestern University

Destin will explore the connections between students’ socioeconomic status, identity, and academic outcomes. He will examine whether school-based programs that focus on developing personal narratives and maintaining social support can improve academic performance and health for high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds. He will also conduct lab experiments to investigate how low-income college students’ sense of uncertainty about their own status may decrease their likelihood of seeking academic support and affect their psychological well-being.


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