Charlotte Notaras

I’ve been studying psychology and cognitive science for four years now, and I’m really excited to be attending the EBSIPE (Evidence-Based Social Intervention and Policy Evaluation) program this year to sharpen my research skills and learn more about how I can apply these skills to shape both public opinion and public policy.

My undergraduate thesis focused on understanding the psychology behind the STEM gender gap found a significant positive correlation between having a fixed mindset and endorsing traditional gender stereotypes, meaning that mindset interventions may be a viable way to lessen the STEM gender gap. Going forward, I’m hoping to pivot towards researching achievement gaps in education and finding evidence-backed solutions for shrinking these gaps.

Outside of school and work, I enjoying cooking and baking, so my current project is perfecting my sourdough recipe. I also love to hike, travel, and scuba dive!