Marie Tanaka

University Fellows Cohort Member, 2019-2020
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Marie is a doctoral student in School Psychology, a program in the Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies. She earned BAs with Honors in Psychology and Literary Studies at Brown University and an MA in School Psychology from the University of South Florida. She has teaching experience in primary, secondary, and higher education, and she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach abroad in Andorra. Marie’s research focuses on how to make education a more equitable, accessible, and meaningful experience for all students, especially newcomer immigrant adolescents. In collaboration with other educators, she plans to apply such work and bridge the research-to-practice gap. Outside of these interests, she enjoys yoga, arts and crafts, games, and learning languages; she speaks English, Japanese, Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese.