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Francesca Lupia

Portrait of Francesca Lupia

Francesca Lupia

Francesca Lupia '19 (they/them) was a Human Biology major from Ann Arbor, MI. They were broadly interested in the influence of early childhood experience on human well-being, with a focus on the impact of mass incarceration on children and families. Francesca conducted honors research on the parenting practices and beliefs of formerly incarcerated women. Through their work with the SCL Lab, Francesca hoped to deepen their understanding of identity and ideology formation in young children. Francesca spent significant time living and working in China, and they strive to promote constructive dialogue around China-US relations as co-president of the Forum for American-Chinese Exchange at Stanford (FACES). In their free time, they enjoyed learning new languages, acting, and scouring Google Flights for cheap airfare to faraway locales. As a kid, Francesca wanted to be a 21st-century Jane Goodall, conducting field research on endangered animals for the purpose of advancing conservation efforts. If that option fell through, they wanted to open and operate a hotel for pets. Their favorite movie was Back to the Future.