Doctoral Student

Elizabeth Ndika is a doctoral student in the Institute of Higher Education. She serves as a graduate research assistant with Dr. Amy Stich. Elizabeth's research interest include issues of access, retention and inclusion for underrepresented communities and black women and their persistence on predominantly white institutions.

She received her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 2014. She is a recent graduate of the University of Denver where she received her Masters in Higher Education in Spring 2019. While attending the University of Denver, she was a graduate assistant with College Career Services of Aurora Public Schools. She also worked as a research assistant with Seeking Grace, an initiative to tell the histories of African American women who graduated from the University of Denver from the 1900s to the present.

Along with her work and research experience, she co-authored a chapter within Case Studies in Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education: An Intersectional Perspective. This publication provides tools for professionals working or studying within a higher education setting.