Gold Okafor is a fifth-year PhD candidate in social and personality psychology at UC Berkeley. She investigates social issues such as racism and sexism through the lens of social psychology. Her research questions include, How does the race and gender of an emotional person influence the judgments of the emotional person? For example, how is an angry Black woman judged differently from an angry White woman, and what are the downstream consequences? And how do we accurately measure mindfulness, an emotion regulation strategy, within Black Americans?

Okafor is Ford Predoctoral Fellow and a recipient of a American Psychological Foundation Scholarship.