Nidia Ruedas-Garcia

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Nidia Ruedas-Gracia
Graduate Voice and Influence Program 2017-18, H&S


Nidia ( is doctoral student in Developmental and Psychological Sciences at Stanford University. She earned a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Psychology and Sociology. Nidia also earned a MA from New York University (NYU) in Human Development and Social Intervention. She is interested in the psychosociocultural factors (e.g., sense of belonging) that impact the academic performance and psychological development of historically marginalized students in higher education. Nidia is also interested in informing and developing culturally-sustaining interventions for historically marginalized college students. Her doctoral work explores the association between sense of belonging and ethnic racial identity among first-generation/low-income (FLI) college students and its impact on academic performance.