Nicolette Dakin is a dual doctoral student in the Environmental Psychology and Critical Social/Personality Psychology programs at the CUNY Graduate Center. After graduating summa cum laude with her BA in Psychology from Purchase College, Nicolette went on to complete a Master of Social Work at NYU. Prior to beginning her doctoral education, Nicolette worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing therapy and harm reduction counseling.
Nicolette is interested in advancing policy and visions of social justice through mixed methods research, particularly participatory action research (PAR). Her research interests are focused on emergent threats rooted in legacies of colonialism and neoliberalism, and how impacted communities are adaptively responding.
She is currently working under Dr. Brett Stoudt on a PAR project with Communities United for Police Reform which is exploring questions around policing and visions of community safety.