Elizabeth Cauffman is a research grantee. She is currently supervising four doctoral students and one postdoctoral fellow, and she oversees a research team of 15-18 undergraduate students. In addition, she mentors ten young scholars of color, including eight undergraduate students and two doctoral students. She identifies three ways she hopes to improve her mentoring. First, she would like to develop more effective mentoring relationships to best promote the goals of young scholars of color and help them in overcoming the unique challenges they face. Second, she would like to provide an inclusive and supportive scholarly environment for her mentees while also upholding high expectations for generating innovative research. Third, she seeks to enhance her mentoring style to better support students who may have research or professional goals that diverge from her own. The award will support her mentee, Emily Kan, a first-year Asian American doctoral student in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. Kan’s research focuses on how different levels of juvenile justice system involvement impact youth’s lives into adulthood.
Cauffman will use this award to develop more effective mentoring relationships, promote the goals of young scholars of color, and help them in overcoming the unique challenges they face.