About the Institute: People

Shaobing Su
Doctoral Research Assistant
Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development
Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development
26 Winthrop Street
Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 617-627-5558
E-mail: shaobing.su@tufts.edu

Shaobing is a Ph.D. student in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, and a doctoral research assistant at the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from South China Normal University and a Master of Education in developmental psychology from Beijing Normal University. Prior to entering Tufts, Shaobing worked at Wayne State University as a research assistant for several NIH-funded projects on resilience and positive development among high-risk or disadvantaged populations. Currently, Shaobing is interested in mixed-methods research on positive youth development (PYD) in different disadvantaged contexts (e.g., migration, immigration, low-income, and rural families). She is particularly interested in identifying individual (e.g., future orientation) and contextual (e.g., social support) assets that can promote positive development for youths in challenging situations using a strength-based perspective of PYD. Her long-term career goals include engaging in cross-cultural studies of PYD, and she seeks to develop PYD-based intervention programs to promote the positive development of youths living in challenging contexts.