Learning Sciences; Teacher Education
Halley Maza is a second-year PhD student in the Curriculum, Instruction and the Science of Learning program. Stemming from her experiences as School Counselor, Halley is interested in researching the unique ways that interpersonal concepts, constructs, theories, and relationships emerge in the classroom through culturally responsive pedagogy, integrated social-emotional learning, student motivation, community engagement, and mental health education. Halley is committed to strengthening the relationship and communication between counseling and educational fields through promoting care and resilience in education. Her research examines education-based practices of self-regulation and mental health through parallels in resource awareness and destigmatization tenets. Halley holds a BA in Psychology from The New School University and a MSEd. in School Counseling from Old Dominion University. As a GA for the UB Teacher Residency program, Halley conducts program analysis and consortium development. She loves spending time with her family, cooking, snowboarding, hiking, camping, and laughing.