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Ashley Anderson

Ph.D. Student


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shley is currently a Ph.D. in Design student and research assistant at the College of Design, where her research interest is in mediating and expanding existing mental health interventions through design. Ashley is also interested in broadening the participation of minoritized students in STEM. A graduate of North Carolina State University’s Master of Graphic & Experience Design program, and the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina, her work is always rooted in a love of design, writing, and research.

▸ Advisor: Dr. Matthew Peterson


Ph.D. in Design NC State University, 2020-present

Master's Graphic Design NC State University, 2020

Bachelor of Arts Journalism & Mass Communication UNC-Chapel Hill, 2015

Area(s) of Expertise

▪︎ Mental health intervention
▪︎ Mental imagery
▪︎ Visual metaphor
▪︎ Broadening participation in STEM
▪︎ Stereotype threat
▪︎ Identity
▪︎ Belonging