Ellen Reinhart, M.A. (she/her) is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Social Psychology. Her research focuses on how cultural ideas can perpetuate social disparities. One line of work investigates how ideas about what it means to contribute to society privileges ways of helping others that are more common in higher social class contexts (e.g., volunteering) and neglects the forms of good more common in lower social class contexts (e.g., caring for family members).
She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Haverford College and her master’s degree in Psychology from Stanford University. Before beginning graduate school, Ellen served as a Social Science Research Coordinator at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Behavioral Lab and as a Research Manager at Stanford SPARQ: Social Psychological Answers to Real-world Questions.
As a Peer Learning Consultant, Ellen is passionate about helping achieve their goals. Ellen became interested in Psychology partly because of a desire to understand how people think and work towards goals that are important to them. She enthusiastically applies psychological findings to her own life and looks forward to helping students test new strategies for their work.