Introducing New Graduate Student Kenya Mulwa

August 7, 2023 - Shelly DeJong

Kenya Mulwa smiles at the camera while wearing glasses and a blue suit. Behind him is a building.Name: Kenya Mulwa (he/him/his)

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

Undergrad: Oklahoma State University '21 / Psychology

MSU Research Area: Social/Personality Psychology


Tell us about your background/experience!

I recently graduated with a Master of Science in Psychology from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where I conducted research about how personalities influence people's thoughts and feelings in mundane social situations.

What made you decide to go to grad school?

I've developed a passion for psychological research, and I'd like to continue developing my skills as a researcher.

What do you hope to research while you're here?

Broadly, I'd like to continue conducting research concerning how personality features unique to those with marginalized identities influence individuals' thoughts, feelings, and behavior.

What do you love about Social/Personality psychology?

I find the "real-world" nature of social and personality psychology fascinating. I love that many people from a variety of backgrounds and walks of life can relate to social/personality psychological phenomena.

In your free time, what do you like to do?

I enjoy playing video games, watching sports, and theatre.