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Tia Fletcher / Developmental Psychology

Graduate Student Researcher
Started at the NML: October 2018

Project: Reimagining what it means to be Black in US: Family cultural socialization practices that shape racial identities among diverse young adults
NML Award: The Social Justice Award (February 2019)

Tia Fletcher

Tia Fletcher is a doctoral candidate, pursuing her PhD in the Developmental Psychology program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her research focuses on racial and ethnic identity development across the African diaspora and how family cultural socialization practices shapes racial identity within communities of color. Tia also manages the McNulty Scholars Program at Hunter College, a fellowship program for young female scholars majoring in STEM courses. Tia completed her BA in Psychology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and her MA in Forensic Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Previously, Tia held research positions with NYU Child Study Center and Doctors of the World- USA. She was awarded a 2-year Pinkerton Graduate Fellowship with John Jay College’s Research and Evaluation Center and served as a Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow at CUNY Graduate Center. Tia has taught Child Psychology and Human Development at several CUNY campuses and serves as a Research mentor for undergraduates at both Hunter and NYC College of Technology. Tia joined the New Media Lab in the fall of 2018 and currently holds membership with the American Psychological Association, the New York State Psychological Association, the Black Doctoral Network, and the Latina Researchers Network.