Dr. Elsa Bravo is a Research Associate in the FIU Office of Retention and Graduation Success
, where she oversees mixed methods research projects related to the office's focus. Dr. Bravo's dissertation, funded by the Delores Auzenne Fellowship
focused on the influence of cultural values and familial support on Hispanic STEM majors' degree persistence. This mixed methods project included both qualitative and quantitative methods. Additionally, she completed a Psychology Department SEED funded study examining Hispanic women's perceptions of doctoral program experiences.