Shannon Varga

Research Assistant Professor, Boston University

Dr. Shannon Varga is a research assistant professor at Boston University working at the Center for Promise. Her research focuses on taking ecological approaches to promote healthy development for youth by optimizing relationships, settings, and curricula to best meet young people’s needs. She also aims to have a deeper understanding of the complex role race, ethnicity, and culture play in youth development. Dr. Varga earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science from the University of Virginia Curry School of Education.

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