Lisette M. DeSouza
Associate Research Scientist
Ph.D., Tufts University
Areas of focus include: adolescent development, career-technical education, civic engagement, racial justice, youth development programs
Lisette M. DeSouza, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral research scientist working with scholars at the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST) and at the Wellesley Centers for Women (WCW). Lisette takes an intersectional approach to the positive development of systematically marginalized youth, with the goal of youth- and community-initiated social change. This research agenda takes several forms: access to and involvement in quality youth development programs, workforce development, and civic engagement.