We hope you all had a great week! It’s Friday, which means it’s time to meet another one of our wonderful team members. Today we would like to introduce you to Nayssan Safavian, our Research Analyst!
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Nayssan joined the Project Tomorrow team as a Research Analyst this year. She recently earned her Ph.D. with an emphasis on Learning, Cognition, and Development from the School of Education at the University of California at Irvine (UCI). She also holds an M.A. in Education from UC Irvine and a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA. Her research focuses on understanding how students’ attitudes towards learning differentially inform their achievement-related choices, aspirations, and long-term success.
Nayssan lectures on the subjects of adolescent and social development at UC Irvine, as well as collaborates with the California Motivation Project (UC Irvine) and the Quantitative Education Study Team (California State University, Fullerton). In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and trying new foods.