Kelci Harris

Kelci Harris

Psychological and Brain Sciences
Inducted in 2017

Kelci graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012, where she double majored in Psychology and Comparative Literature. She conducted her senior thesis on the friendship reciprocity in high school students with Dr. Mitch Prinstein, and received highest honors. As a graduate student in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, Kelci has continued to investigate friendships. She works with Drs. Joshua Jackson and Simine Vazire studying personality development, friendship, transitions, and well-being. Currently, she is investigating the way personality change and relationship quality change co-occur within friend dyads. As a graduate student, Kelci has been an active member of the Black Graduate Council. She helped organize and moderate a round table discussion on Black activism in academia. She has spoken on panels about graduate school for the Career Center and the College Prep program. Beyond Washington University, Kelci has been engaged in the St. Louis community, volunteering as a tutor and classroom reader through local organizations that provide services for students in low-income neighborhoods.