Le’Elle received her B.A. in Psychology and Women & Gender Studies from the University of Michigan in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science (MS) Degree in Psychological Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She works in the Cultural Heritage and Racial Identity Lab under the supervision of Dr. Carla D. Hunter.
- Media representations
I am broadly interested in investigating media representations of Black women and the implications for well-being. The research questions I pose are informed by a Social Comparison Theoretical Perspective to explore judgments Black women make about themselves and the coping methods they utilize. Specifically, I am interested in identifying race and gender disparities in media representation and whether specific coping methods are associated with resilience in respect to media portrayals. When I am not posing research questions, I enjoy good television shows, dancing, and cooking.
B.A., Psychology and Women & Gender Studies, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Awards and Honors
- Professional Development Fund
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Educational Advancement Foundation Graduate Scholarship Awardee, 2021