Mentor: Jeff Anderson
Da'Ja'Nay Askew is an incoming Ph.D student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program. She earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Social Work with a minor in Religious Studies at Defiance College. She earned her master's degree in Higher Education with a concentration in College Teaching at Purdue University. Prior to her doctoral studies, she was employed at a Northwest Indiana school district as a Family Support Specialist while operating her own tutoring business. Her research interests are the post graduate experience in minoritized first generation students and the influence of social media on the "Quarter Life Crisis." After completing her Ph.D, Ms. Askew would like to become a faculty member and professional researcher.