Emma Keller is a doctoral student in Developmental and Psychological Sciences and Race, Inequality, and Language in Education at Stanford University. Emma received a B.S.Ed in Youth and Social Innovation and B.A. in English from the University of Virginia in 2022. She is a recipient of the Stanford Impact Labs Ph.D. Fellowship and the Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Fellowship.
Her research centers the experiences of Black and biracial adolescents, particularly in the areas of racial socialization, racial identity development, and psychological well-being. Her ultimate goals are to understand how siblings engage in racial socialization processes, inform effective interventions that mitigate racial stress, and promote positive mental health outcomes for racially minoritized youth. Emma’s SPARK Lab project examines how siblings and parents support the development of children’s cognitive, social, and emotional skills.