Leon Mait

Graduate Prize Fellow
Peretsman Scully Hall, Room 110

Leon Mait is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Psychology and Social Policy. His research broadly encompasses attitudes toward socioeconomic diversity in the context of higher education, and his dissertation specifically explores the juxtaposition of socioeconomic diversity and racial diversity. In this work, he examines how public perceptions differ between socioeconomic and racial diversity, and how these perceptions in turn shape policy preferences. In another line of work, he studies the psychosocial impacts of university diversity policies on students of color and first-generation/low-income students. Prior to coming to Princeton, Leon earned a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Maryland and an M.Sc. in Behavioral Science from Radboud University.