Xiao-Yin Chen, M.S.

Doctoral Candidate, Graduate Research Scholar
Applied Cognition and Development Program
Department of Educational Psychology
Mary Frances Early College of Education
University of Georgia

pronouns: she/her

Xiao-Yin Chen (she/her) is a doctoral candidate in the Applied Cognition and Development program at the University of Georgia. She obtained both her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and Master’s Degree in educational psychology at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on motivation in educational settings. She primarily studies social influences of student motivation and the ways in which educators can support students’ motivation through interventions. Her greater purpose is to support students who are minoritized in college settings (e.g., women in STEM, first-generation college students, and/or historically marginalized racial/ethnic students). Her work is grounded by her experiences growing up in eastern Kentucky, Appalachia as a second-generation Chinese-American.