Doctoral Student, Department of Human and Organizational Development
Admission Year: 2015
Adele is broadly interested in participatory research, storytelling, and Positive Youth Development as frameworks for promoting youth engagement in learning and change within community-based organizations. Recently, Adele has been particularly interested in OST contexts and the roles youth voices play in program development and decision making. Her current projects primarily focus on youth-driven explorations of facilitators and barriers to attendance and engagement in OST programming. Adele also works with Dr. Kimberly Bess to examine data sharing practices between city school-districts and after-school programs, and with Dr. Maury Nation to explore predictors of youth safety and wellbeing through participatory mapping.