Yiqiu Yan

Photo of Yiqiu "Echo"  Yan

Educational Psychology

Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, expected 2025
M.S. in Quantitative Methods, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2024
B.S. in Consumer Science, Retail Management, Purdue University, 2020

Email: yyim@utexas.edu
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Yiqiu "Echo" Yan is a 4th-year Educational Psychology doctoral and Quantitative Method master student at UT Austin. Growing up in Shenzhen, China, she attended high school in San Diego as a junior (also obtained a high school diploma at Shenzhen Middle School). She went across states for her undergraduate education in Indiana. She graduated from Purdue University in May 2020. During her time at Purdue, she was involved in multiple research projects, including a longitudinal closed relationship research study advised by Dr. Ximena Arriaga and Dr. Christopher Agnew, Corpus & Repository of Writing Research, and Transculturation lab with Dr. Bradley Dilger at the College of Education.

In Fall 2020, she joined UT as a Ph.D. student in the HDCLS program Educational Psychology Department. She works with (and is advised by) Dr. Katherine Muenks in the Learning and Motivational Beliefs Lab. She is also involved in a joint lab, Science of Learning and Metacognition Lab, that Dr. Veronica Yan and Dr.Muenks have together.

She is interested in studying field-specific ability belief (FABs), perceived mindset (e.g., perceptions of peers, professors, and parents' beliefs), cultural competence, gender differences (e.g., women in STEM), and motivation in context.

Her teaching philosophy is to induce students' motivation and academic achievements and take a step beyond to prepare students for a professional career by implementing good learning strategies. It is essential for her to be an attentive and caring mentor and foster positive teacher-student relationships to help students succeed.

Beyond academic life, she is a portrait photographer. She has been in choir for 16 years (alto I & soprano II). She sometimes teaches music theory and vocal lessons for fun.