Dr. Chanel Meyers | Lab Director
I am an assistant professor of psychology at Whitman College. I earned my Ph.D. from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in Social Psychology. Born and raised in Hawai‘i, I became interested in how racial diversity impacts how we deal with race. As a multiracial individual who has lived in Hawai‘i, Oregon, Toronto, and now Walla Walla, I am interested in how our identity interacts with our context. I teach the following courses: Social Psychology, Research Methods, Social Cognition, Stereotyping/Prejudice, Diversity & Intergroup Relations.
Wako Soma | Research Assistant
I am a student at Whitman College and I am planning on majoring in Psychology in the spring of this year. My research interests include topics of racial identity and more specifically on Asian American experiences in the United States. I hope that I am able to conduct research, so that I can better understand my own identities as well as bringing forth new ideas and data to better change the world. Some of my hobbies include reading YA books and taking my dog, Billy, on walks around my neighborhood while listening to audiobooks.
Jenny Kim | Research Assistant
I am a third year, psychology major at Whitman College. I have always been interested in the intersection of varying identities and how they manifest in our everyday interactions with others. Specifically, I aim to explore ways in which we can reduce prejudice and become more aware of our own biases. Some of my hobbies include drinking absurd amounts of coffee and playing any sort of competitive sport or game; this may or may not occur simultaneously.