Kristina Howansky has an M.S. in psychology and is currently completing her Ph.D. in social psychology, both from Rutgers University. Kristina’s research focuses on understanding how biased visual perceptions influence the way we interact with the world around us; specifically, she explores visual perception and attention as routes to prejudice. She has received the Social Area Award for Exceptional Teaching and is a fellow in the Rutgers Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Kristina currently teaches courses in the psychology department including social psychology and quantitative methods. Before coming to Rutgers, she completed her undergraduate degree at Rollins College as a double major in psychology and marine biology.