Recent & Past Scholars
Stefanie Martinez-Fuentes is a Ph.D. student in Family and Human Development at Arizona State University. Her parents immigrated from Mexico, and she grew up in Round Lake Beach, IL.
Her research interests include examining ethnic-racial identity development and national identity development among Latinx youth in the U.S. Furthermore, she hopes to identify methods to promote ethnic-racial identity and national identity development as a tool to encourage academic engagement. Her master’s thesis examined the association between ethnic-racial identity and national identity among Latino, Black, and White adolescents, and the impact of ethnic-racial discrimination on this relationship.
Using a socio-cultural ecological framework, Stefanie is currently developing her dissertation work, which will longitudinally examine how Latinx parents’ experiences of ethnic-racial discrimination informed their ethnic socialization practices, and in turn influenced their child’s ethnic-racial identity development and academic achievement outcomes.