Psychology Graduate Students

S. Sylvane Vaccarino
  • Title
    • Graduate Student
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Psychology Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Social Sciences 2, 202
  • Mail Stop Psychology Faculty Services

Research Interests

Sylvane wishes to conduct research that directly impacts and improves the conditions of underserved communities. That is, he is interested in drawing a strong link between theory and practice. Most recently, he has examined social settings that foster ethnic minority student success at predominately White institutions.  








Biography, Education and Training

Sylvane transferred from the San Diego Community College District to pursue a degree in Psychology at UCSC. His is interested in Social Psychology research and its applications to serve underrepresented communities. He has been a research assistant in Dr. Covarrubias' Culture and Achievement Lab and Dr. Langhout's Community Psychology Research and Action Team. Sylvane supports his fellow transfer students as a peer advisor for the Services for Transfer and Re-entry Students (STARS). You might find him groovin' to Funk music at the roller skating rink or watching independent films in downtown Santa Cruz.