Denise Zavala

Position title: Student Assistant

Denise Zavala is a fourth-year undergraduate student in the Department of Psychology at Cal Poly Pomona. She is a first-generation college student who earned her Associates of Arts at El Camino College. Denise is hoping to attend graduate school after her undergraduate to earn a Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Her passion lies in researching diversity, inclusion, and hiring practices. Denise is a peer mentor for a program called the Achieve Scholars Program where she mentors students who are interested in conducting research. In her spare time she enjoys going hiking, painting, and making polymer clay earrings for her small business.