Elizabeth K. Lawner
Elizabeth K. Lawner, M.A., is a doctoral student in the psychological sciences department and quantitative research methods certificate program and author of Breaking Through! Helping Girls Succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (Prufrock, 2016), a guide for parents and educators. Lawner began her career in the youth development program area at Child Trends, a non-profit research institute focused on improving the lives of children, youth, and their families. There she worked on impact and implementation evaluations and training and technical assistance projects aimed at improving the education, employment, and health outcomes of at-risk youth. At UConn, Lawner studies the barriers to recruiting and retaining women in STEM, as well as the social, health, and academic repercussions of stigma. She also teaches Social Psychology and is the project director for the UConn Roommate Study, a multisite study on mental health and roommate relationships funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.