Skip to main content

Search NYU Steinhardt

woman smiling on front of green wall

Jessica Huancacuri

PhD in Developmental Psychology Student


Program: PhD in Developmental Psychology

Year entered Program: 2020

Research Interests: Indigenous communities and family practices, and the intersection of Indigenous culture and STEM

Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Gigliana Melzi

Research Description/Bio: 

Jessica's studies how the Quechua Runa, the ancestral people of the Andean highlands, describe themselves ethnoculturally, and how these identities inform their ideas about children's socialization, and children's early STEM learning. Jessica holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Psychology from The City College of New York. 

Curriculum vitae