Mentor: Vasti Torres
Loukisha Anderson is a doctoral student studying Higher Education & Student Affairs at Indiana University – Bloomington. She received her master’s degree in Educational Psychology, with a concentration in Human Development from Ball State University. Loukisha is an alumna of Indiana University–Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), having earned bachelor degrees in both Psychology and Sociology. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Loukisha served as Assistant Director of Student Development (IUPUI), Assistant Director of Student Success and Retention (Ivy Tech Community College), and Instructor for First Year Experience courses. She is currently an Associate Instructor, supporting the student development and retention of Hudson & Holland Scholars. Loukisha’s research interests include traditionally underrepresented students’ retention, persistence, and success, mentoring experiences of Black women in higher education, and wellness experiences of Black women pursuing higher education at predominantly white institutions (PWIs). Loukisha’s career goals include conducting education research and becoming a professor.