Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home Department: Department of Counseling, Clinical, & School Psychology , Ph.D. Candidate
Sruthi Swami is a doctoral student studying School Psychology. She received her B.A. in Psychology and French and Francophone Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City. Following graduation, she taught middle school math, worked in curriculum development, and mentored students at a charter school in Newark, New Jersey. At UCSB she currently conducts research in a few different areas including projects related to the intersection of early literacy, achievement trajectories, and motivation and engagement as it relates to racism and discrimination in high school students. She is also studying racial and ethnic disproportionality in the school to prison pipeline system and within the Santa Barbara county mental health systems, looking at best practices in equitable access and services for youth and their families.