Lida Orzeck Endowed Scholarship

Allegra Chen-Carrel

Allegra is currently pursuing a PhD in Social Organizational Psychology at Columbia University Teachers College where her research focuses on the intersection of social justice and conflict resolution. She holds a M.A. in Global Thought From Columbia University, and a M.A. in Immigration Management from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain. Previously, she worked for community organizations in New York City and in the Dominican Republic.


Asha Gipson

Asha is a doctoral student studying social-organizational psychology. She was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado and raised in San Diego, California. She received her BA from Pomona College, her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University, and is the co-founder of Blaxtar Essentials. Her research explores the role that organizations play in increasing the self-efficacy of high performing female workers. To this end, her dissertation explores the impact of third-party mediation on levels of self-efficacy in negotiation contexts.  


Roy and Deborah Lewicki Scholarship

Diego Ramos-Ochoa

Diego is a student in the Social-Organizational Psychology PhD program at Teachers College, Columbia University. He holds a master’s degree in Counseling and Mental Health Services from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Latin American Studies from Willamette University. Diego’s main research interests revolve around the study of diversity and multicultural conflict in organizations, intractable conflict, and cooperation and collaboration in organizations.