Elaine Venter is a 3rd. year PhD student at Claremont Graduate University in the Cultural Studies department. Cultural psychology was something that came in hand with her interests in immigrant studies while working on her MA in International Studies at the University of San Francisco. Currently, while still interested in the identity politics involved in immigrant communities, Elaine's work has expanded into the digital realm. Her current research interests involve identity politics and technology (especially relationships with the internet and social media). She believes that culture and politics go hand-in-hand in all aspects of our lives and psychology provides interesting ways of examining further how they all intersect to help us create the understandings we have about our realities.