BA Psychology, Fairfield University, 1995
MA Community and Prevention Research, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), 1997
PhD Community and Prevention Research, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), 2002
Major Areas of Interest
- Community psychology
- Positive youth development
- Youth mentoring
- Race, ethnicity, and culture
- Academic achievement and education
Sánchez, B., Coló
n, Y., Feuer, R., Roundfield, K., & Berardi, L. (2014). Race,
ethnicity, and culture in mentoring. In D.L. DuBois & M.J. Karcher
(Eds.), Handbook of youth mentoring, 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Torres, R.S., Harper, G.W., Sánchez,
B., Fernandez, M.I., and AMTN. (2012). Examining natural mentoring
relationships (NMRs) among self-identified gay, bisexual and questioning
(GBQ) male youth. Children and Youth Services Review, 34, 8-14.
Hurd, N., Sánchez, B., Zimmerman, M. & Caldwell, C. (2012).
Natural mentors, racial identity, and educational attainment among
African American adolescents: Exploring pathways to success. Child Development, 83, 1196-1212.
B., Esparaza, P., Beradi, L., & Pryce, J. (2011). Mentoring and the
broader village in the transition from high school. Youth & Society, 43, 225-252.
Sánchez, B., Esparza, P., Colón, Y., & Davis, K. (2010). Tryin'
to make it during the transition from high school: The role of family
and economic context for Latino emerging adults. Journal of Adolescent Research, 25, 858-884.
J., Silverthorn, N., Sánchez, B., & DuBois, D.L. (2010).
GirlPOWER!: Strengthening mentoring relationships through a structured,
gender-specific program. New Directions for Youth Development, 126, 89-105.
Colón, Y., & Sánchez, B. (2010). Explaining the gender disparity
in Latino youth's education: Acculturation and economic value of
education. Urban Education, 45, 252-273.
APA Division 27 (Society for Community Research and Action),