- sense of belonging
- radical healing
- effects of race and racism on psychological well-being
- ethnic and racial identity development
- liberation psychology and praxis
- BIPOC solidarity
Andi's program of research comprises two main arms: (1) sense of belonging for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and (2) radical healing, or "being and becoming whole in the face of identity-based wounds" for BIPOC. Through her research and clinical work, she integrates these two arms of research to develop phenomenologically-grounded, culturally-relevant theories and measurements for promoting psychological well-being and healing for BIPOC.
Andi's current research is on generating a theory and measurement for a racial-ethnic-cultural (REC) sense of belonging in BIPOC. She has also published papers on the link between empathy for BIPOC and awareness of structural racism, healing research methods for BIPOC, and creating a public psychology for liberation. Her interests more broadly include extending the benefits of psychology to all and developing tools for uplifting BIPOC solidarity in the face of structural racism.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Psychological Sciences, M.S., 2019
Tufts University, Clinical Psychology & English, B.S., 2015