Dr. Kerrie Wilkins-Yel is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Indiana University Bloomington. She received both her masters and doctorate in counseling psychology from Arizona State University, and her bachelors in experimental psychology from the University of South Carolina Upstate. Dr. Wilkins-Yel's research interests focuses on increasing academic and career persistence among graduate women of color enrolled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.