Dr. Shannon Brady is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University, working primarily with Dr. Greg Walton. Broadly, her research seeks to understand how people make meaning of themselves and their environments and the consequences of this meaning-making along a wide array of outcomes including well-being, achievement, relationships, and health. Recent work has focused on the consequences of explicit messages sent by institutions, especially in education and especially for people from groups that are negatively stereotyped, underrepresented, or marginalized in today’s society. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College, a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Black Hills State University, and a Ph.D. in Developmental and Psychological Sciences from Stanford University. Prior to graduate school, she taught middle and elementary school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. In the fall, she will be an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University.