Rachel Song headshot


I am a Ph.D. candidate in social psychology at the University of Washington where I am part of the Culture, Diversity, and Health Lab, directed by Dr. Cynthia Levine. I am broadly interested in how race and culture influence the way we respond to demographic shifts both locally (e.g., gentrification) and nationally (e.g., immigration).

Prior to graduate school, I was a lab manager at Stanford SPARQ, a social science "do tank" that bridges research and practice to reduce social disparities in health, education, criminal justice, and economic mobility. I earned my B.A. in 2018 from Pomona College where I studied psychology and Asian American studies.

Outside of the lab, I enjoy gardening, reading Asian American literature (among other genres), and scouring Facebook Marketplace for a good deal. I also love talking about my research with K-12 classrooms through Skype A Scientist.

You can reach me at rachsong [at] uw [dot] edu.