Natasha Johnson is a PhD candidate in the Joint PhD Program in Social Work and Psychology at the University of Michigan. She earned her BA in psychology from Spelman College and her MS in Psychology and MSW from the University of Michigan. Natasha has training in mixed-method approaches, person-centered and hierarchical quantitative methods, and qualitative methodologies. Her dissertation examines the influence of racial identity and racial socialization on critical reflection (e.g., racism awareness) —an aspect of critical consciousness that considers youths’ awareness of structural factors contributing to the Black-White achievement gap and investigates the intervening role a critical reflection of racism might have between cultural assets (e.g., racial identity and racial socialization) and perceived racial discrimination. Natasha is a recipient of a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship and a National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.