Graduate StudentBA, 2015, Rutgers University-NewarkTobin 634(She / Her / Hers)Name Pronunciationtdehrone@umass.eduAdvisor: Dr. Linda TroppLaboratory Website: Intergroup Relations and Social Justice LabResearch Area(s): Social PsychologyCenter and Institute Affilitation: Psychology of Peace and Violence ProgramTabsResearch Trisha Dehrone received her B.A. in Psychology at Rutgers University – Newark in 2015. Prior to joining the program, she was a project manager for two large-scale social psychological interventions with Dr. Mary Murphy at Indiana University. She became interested in improving relations between groups and conflict associated with social justice efforts while interning in the White House's Office of Presidential Correspondence, managing casework for constituents interfacing with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on a range of immigration and discrimination cases. Trisha is presently a NSF GRFP Fellow, designing and analyzing interventions designed to bridge group differences in divided societies around the world. Her research examines how people’s social identities impact their interpretations of intergroup contexts and their experiences while interacting with members of other groups. She is specifically interested in understanding how these interactions enhance advantage groups’ psychological investment in equality. She is currently working on interventions to bridge group differences in the U.S., Rwanda, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. She also serves as an intern with the Psychological Study of Social Issues' United Nations NGO Committee (https://www.spssi.org/), which supports and trains psychologists in the dissemination of psychological research for policy related to the UN agenda.