Brandon Balzer Carr joined the Gardner Center as a quantitative research associate in 2019. His doctoral training is in social psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz. As a graduate student, Brandon served as the Koret Fellow at the Student Success Equity Research Center, where he conducted community engaged research with UC Santa Cruz student service providers to understand and improve their practice. In this capacity, Brandon has conducted numerous quantitative evaluations, including of tutoring, basic needs, and disability resource programs. Brandon integrates both education psychology and gender psychology into his work to consider the mental processes that facilitate educational outcomes, particularly when it comes to LGBTQ youth.