Staff

Jessica Smith

CRRES Administrative Assistant

Email:
crres@indiana.edu

Jessica maintains the CRRES office and provides administrative support for the Center’s activities. She assists with the room reservations and scheduling of CRRES events such as the Speaker Series, Coffee with Affiliates, and the Postdoctoral Scholars Program. She makes travel arrangements for CRRES and processes funding requests and reimbursements for the Center. Jessica earned her B.A. in Psychology at Indiana University and brings years of experience in customer service and administrative work to the Center. If you have questions about travel, CRRES funding or reimbursements, room reservations, scheduling, or general inquiries about the Center, please contact Jessica.

Monica Heilman

CRRES Graduate Research Assistant

Email:
crres411@indiana.edu

Monica Heilman is a Ph.D. student in Sociology. She earned her M.A. in Sociology from Indiana University in 2020 and her B.A. in Sociology and Art from the University of Denver. Her research interests include multiracial identity, whiteness, and qualitative methods. At CRRES, Monica manages communications, including the weekly email blast and website, and provides general assistance for the Center programs and events.

Shelley Rao

CRRES Graduate Research Assistant

Email:
crresgra@indiana.edu

Shelley's research interests focus on the intersections of race and ethnicity and immigration. She feels strongly about contributing intellectual knowledge about new and existing streams of Asian immigrants in the United States and their descendants. Her current work examines group positions and perceptions of fairness in academic and work settings. Prior to graduate school, she held professional roles in talent management and diversity, market research, and public policy.

Dasha Carver

CRRES Graduate Research Assistant

Dasha is a Ph.D. student in Counseling Psychology. She earned her M.A. in Couples and Family Therapy from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 2021 and her B.A. in Psychology with minors in Creative Writing and British Literature from the University of Missouri St. Louis. Her research interests include social justice advocacy through sexuality, sexual health, racial identity, and relationship outcomes among couples, non-monogamous, and interracial partnerships. Dasha also uses intersectionality, critical race, attachment, and feminist theory as guiding frameworks for her research interests.

Anna Sarpong

CRRES Social Media and Outreach Intern

Anna Sarpong is a freshman studying Neuroscience at Indiana University. As the Social Media Outreach undergraduate intern, her role at CRRES is to provide valuable content through our social media platforms and reach IU undergraduate communities. Her research interest is on implicit bias, cognition, and decision-making and the role these concepts have on racial perspectives. Anna is a proud Peer Coach as a Cox Exploratory Scholar as well as a Hudson and Holland Scholar.

Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
Schuessler Institute for Social Research
1022 E. 3rd St., Room 209,
Bloomington, IN 47405
812-855-8016
Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm