Brittany Hite is a PhD student in Positive Developmental Psychology at Claremont Graduate University (CGU). She has been working with Dr. Tiffany Berry in the Youth Development Evaluation Lab for the past five years. During that time she has provided support on four different evaluation projects, and she has led three evaluation projects as a project manager.
Brittany was first drawn to evaluation by the potential to use her scientific training to make a difference in the real world. As a dual Sociology and Psychology degree undergraduate student, Brittany was always interested in understanding how to make a community-level impact with the tools and knowledge from these fields. Now, through her training at CGU, she has grown her knowledge of positive youth development principles, methods and stats, and how to translate technical information for audiences who may not have training in those fields.
Brittany is continuously trying to grow and grapple with the best ways to make a difference in the lives of youth – especially those facing economic, social, or political struggles. Given her own life experiences, Brittany is especially attuned to making a difference in the lives of lower-income youth. She is intent on fighting for a world where youth get the support they need and the systems that continuously perpetuate those struggles are reconstructed too.
Outside of the Youth Development Evaluation lab, Brittany has worked as a consultant for Redwood Consulting Collective, the Weikart Center for Program Quality, the Boys and Girls Club of America, and the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. Additionally, Brittany has taught undergraduate statistics at the University of LaVerne.
In her free time, Brittany loves making people laugh, spending quality time with people who make her light up, reading anything she can get her hands on, soaking up nature, and playing any sport available but among her favorites are ultimate frisbee and badminton.