Andrew Nalani is a doctoral candidate (ABD) in applied psychology, psychology and social intervention, at NYU Steinhardt. He takes an interdisciplinary approach to understand how macro-ideologies manifest organizationally to reproduce inequality and examine solutions to counter their downstream influence on human development. His work so far has drawn on theories and methods in community psychology, sociology and organizational studies to depict how youth-serving organizations enable or constrain shared leadership (i.e. youth-adult partnerships) as an innovative practice model to promote positive youth development. His work has appeared in American Journal of Community Psychology, Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World and Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and was the recipient of the 2022 Social Policy Publication Award by Society for Research on Adolescence. He holds a Master’s in education from Harvard University and a AB from Dartmouth College.