Steve Desir serves as the project coordinator for the IGEN Research Hub. Desir is a doctoral student in the educational leadership program at the USC Rossier School of Education. Desir is advised by Julie Posselt. His research interests include racial equity in college admissions, organizational change and the use of theory-based psychological interventions to facilitate behavioral change. More specifically, Desir is interested in whether insights from social psychology and behavioral economics can be used to expand access and opportunity for minoritized groups.