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Our Team

Dr. Bianca Manago (she, her, hers)
Founding Director and Assistant Professor of Sociology

Vanderbilt University, 2018 – present
321C Garland Hall
bianca.manago@vanderbilt.edu
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Education
Ph.D., Indiana University, Sociology, 2018
M.S., Indiana University, Applied Statistics, 2015
M.S., Texas A&M University, Sociology, 2013
B.A., Texas A&M University, Philosophy and Sociology, 2011

 

 

Hannah Regan (she, her, hers)
Graduate Research Assistant

I am a PhD candidate in sociology, focusing on sexuality & relationships as well as social psychology. My dissertation focuses on dating applications, but I also work with Dr. Manago on gendered and racialized mental health stigma. Other than my work, I enjoy reading and being outside!

 

 

 

Chanteria Milner (she, her, hers)
Undergraduate Lab Manager

I am a senior majoring in Sociology with a minor in Computer Science. After Vanderbilt, I plan on going to graduate school to study Public Policy and Computational Social Science to prepare for a career at the intersection of social welfare policy and computer science. When I’m not in class or at the lab, you can find me heading a Hidden Dores event, drinking coffee, or reading a book on the lawn.

 

 

 

 

Alyxis Smith (she, her, hers)
Undergraduate Research Assistant
I am a sophomore majoring in Sociology and Political Science. After Vanderbilt, I plan on going to graduate school for Sociology. My main interests include social inequality, race, and gender. In my free time, I enjoy embroidering, watching movies, and cooking with friends.

 

 

 

 

Elaine Li (she, her, hers)
Undergraduate Research Assistant

I am a sophomore majoring in Psychology and Medicine, Health, and Society, and minoring in Scientific Computing. My research interests include health disparities, mental illness, and race & ethnicity. I plan on attending graduate school for clinical psychology. Outside the lab, you can find me at the gym, playing (and losing) at chess, or hanging out with my friends. 

 

 

 

 

Kaiya Scott (she, her, hers)
Undergraduate Research Assistant

I am a sophomore pursuing a major in Psychology and Chemistry with a minor in Mediterranean Studies. I plan on going on to Medical School after my years at Vanderbilt for a career in Psychiatry. I love to read and do bullet journaling when I’m not working or in school.