Year entered Program: 2017
Research Interests: Positive youth development; youth-adult partnerships; mixed-methods evaluation research; adult development; organizational learning
Principal Advisor(s): Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa
Andrew Nalani is a Doctoral Candidate in Applied Psychology (Psychology and Social Intervention) at NYU Steinhardt. He takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the design and impact of transformative programs that promote positive youth development across cultures and sectors, drawing particularly from theories and methods in community psychology and sociology. He works on the research teams of the Listening Project and SAFE Spaces: Systems Aligning for Equity at NYU, and is also engaged in innovation in the youth work field through a research-practice partnership with Partners for Youth Empowerment (PYE). He holds a Master’s in Education from Harvard University and an A.B. from Dartmouth College.