Alysia Burbidge is an advanced Ph.D. candidate in social psychology at University of Southern California. She works in the Mind and Society Center at USC. Her research focuses on motivation, social class, and identity. She is currently looking at how we can use identity-based motivation to better understand and improve academic goal-setting and goal-attainment for minoritized and economically disenfranchised students. She is also examining how conceptual metaphors of social class and politics interplay in our perceptions of the socioeconomically disadvantaged. She uses a variety of approaches, include experimental methods, multilevel modeling, text analysis, and real-world intervention work, to examine these questions.