Lulu Gomez is a first year doctoral candidate in Psychology, majoring in Industrial Organizational Psychology and minoring in quantitative psychology in the Power, Women, and Relationships (PWR) Lab supervised by Dr. Asia Eaton. Throughout her undergraduate career she used an interdisciplinary approach when conducting psychology and philosophy research by incorporating feminist and gender theory in her work. During her PhD, she will continue to call for cooperation between disciplines to accurately conduct industrial/organization research and create effective change in the labor sphere.
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED
Posse Foundation Leadership Scholar ($29,000 x 4 years)
The Posse Foundation identifies, recruits and trains individuals with extraordinary leadership potential and offers Posse Scholars receive full-tuition leadership scholarships
2019 Hackman Summer Scholar Award ($4,000)
Franklin and Marshall College provided a research grant to design a psycholinguistic study on the effects of Spanish-English bilingualism on visual and linguistic perspective taking abilities of adults.
2019 F&M Committee of Grants ($400)
Awarded this grant to conduct a senior honors project that investigates the gendered effects of female digital assistants (like Siri and Alexa) on gender stereotyping in 6 to 8 year old children.
2019 Psychology Department Travel Grant ($450)
Awarded travel grant to attend the interdisciplinary Society for Psychology and Philosophy (SPP) conference to network and discuss methods for study on the stereotyping of digital assistants.
2018 Spanish Department Travel Grant ($330)
Awarded grant to present poster at Penn State Linguistics Conference on English/Spanish codeswitching in autobiographical memory.
POSTER PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES
Gomez, L., & Rottman, J. (2019, December). Gendered Master/Slave Relationships Between Children and Digital Assistants. Oral Presentation at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA.
Gomez, L., & Rodriguez, L. (2019, October). Bilingualism and perspective-taking: analyzing linguistic and nonlinguistic tests. Poster presented at the Autumn Research Fair at Franklin and Marshall College,Lancaster, PA.
Gomez, L., Patrick, M., & Cox, J. (2018, October). Codeswitching tendencies represented through autobiographical memories: Doubling and One word insertions. Poster presented at the Penn State Undergraduate Exhibition in Hispanic and General Linguistics, State College, PA.
Cox, J., Gomez, L., Laboda, A., & Patrick M. (2018, June). “Then we are wondering and– y esperando– hoping as well”: Sociopragmatic and psycholinguistic roles of codeswitching in US Spanish-English bilinguals’ autobiographical narratives. International Symposium on Bilingualism 12. Alberta, CA.
Franklin & Marshall Development and Experience Center
Research Assistant/Independent Student Researcher for Joshua Rottman 2018 – 2020
● Design and construct stimuli and tasks to measure gender stereotyping in children aged 6 to 8. Coded four digital
assistants with varying voices and gender to have controlled stimuli. Used warm and competence questionnaire
(adapted from Fiske, 2018) to measure children’s perceptions of female and male digital assistants.
● Conducted research on the effectiveness of children’s books and adult testimony in changing children’s attitudes
Franklin & Marshall Linguistics and Spanish/English Bilingualism Lab
Research Assistant for Jessica Cox 2017 – 2019
● Conducted literature reviews and co-designed study on perspective-taking in Spanish/English Bilingual adults
● Coded and transcribed code-switching and doubling data. Organized the data and conducted basic statistics to
analyze the data
LADA Medical ESL
● Presented bilingualism study findings at Dr. Weber’s LADA Medical ESL Class to share research with Cuban doctors learning how to practice their careers in the United States
Iglesia de San Juan Bautista
● Presented bilingualism findings at San Juan Bautista fair to share research and applications with the local Lancaster community
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