Matthew Jackson is a postdoctoral researcher at SDSU. He received his PhD. in Social Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and has worked in the UCLA Diversity Research Office and as a fellow in the Center for Policing Equity. His research explores the performance of social identities; particularly the performances of masculinity and racial identity within educational contexts and professional organizations. His current work seeks to understand the role of cultural and career purpose orientations in underrepresented minority science student success, and is supported by the National Science Foundation. His research has previously been supported by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship program, and the UCLA DIGSSS Fellows Program.