Bernadette Sánchez

President's Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology


Bernadette Sánchez

Bernadette Sánchez, the President’s Distinguished Professor of educational psychology, is an expert on mentoring relationships and the positive development of urban, low-income adolescents, particularly Latinx and African-American youth.

Her research is on the role of formal and natural mentoring relationships in youth’s educational experiences, the resilience and resistance of youth who are marginalized in U.S. society, and the racial and ethnic processes, such as racial discrimination and racial/ethnic identity, that have an impact on the development of youth of color and on youth-adult relationships.

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