Enrica Bridgewater received her B.S. in Psychology from Brooklyn College CUNY. Most of her undergraduate research focused on minority youth development and culminated in an honors thesis that examined the associations between age, self-esteem, and emotion regulation in middle and high school students.
Her current research interests are centered on representations of minoritized groups in entertainment media; media contributions to identity development and psychological well-being across the lifespan; and the role of algorthims in shaping children's digital content.
When not in PhD land, Enrica enjoys musical theatre and may or may not have listened to the Hamilton soundtrack a million times (spoiler: she has). She also launched a blog in July 2020 called A First-Gen's Guide to Grad School: How to Get in, Survive, and Thrive to help other first-gen students on their journey to graduate school.