Leah Doane is a third-year William T. Grant Scholar who has mentored six graduate students and ten undergraduate honors students. She identifies three learning goals related to mentoring. First, she would like to develop strategies to mentor junior scholars of color and supervise the advancement of their research, while also guiding them towards scholarly independence. Second, she would like to learn about and connect students to opportunities and resources for under-represented scholars to further their professional development locally and nationally. Third, she would like to learn how to mentor broadly (i.e., development of scholarly identity) and narrowly (i.e., specific techniques used in her research), including the advancement of strategies to promote the balance of opportunities and resources for students of color and their differing needs. The award will support her mentee, HyeJung Park, a first-year doctoral student in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University. Park’s research interests focus on examining whether familism and parent-adolescent relationships are associated with changes in depressive symptoms as Latino adolescents transition into higher education.
Doane will use this award to develop strategies to mentor junior scholars of color and supervise the advancement of their research, while also guiding them towards scholarly independence.