I am a Master of Counseling student at Arizona State University, which occupies land that twenty-two native nations have inhabited.
Currently, I am seeing individual clients at my internship site and working on my master’s thesis. My thesis examines the effect of intersectional microaggressions and pride on the mental health of Black nonbinary individuals.
I will be attending Columbia University, Teachers College for my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in Fall 2023 to continue my clinical work and research.
AUG 2021 - PRESENT
Assist the research team in recruiting participants, creating codebooks, and analyzing data results regarding nonbinary resilience and disclosure. Collaborate on research project which validates a new measure to empower Two-spirit, trans, and nonbinary individuals.
may 2022 - dec 2022
CCET-SMS RESEARCH ASSISTANT
Created surveys and consent forms in Qualtrics to collect, analyze and interpret participant data. Recruited couples and facilitate workshops to instruct LGBTQ+ couples on implementing dyadic coping to handle everyday stressors, minority stressors, and relational stressors for the Couples Coping Enhancement Training–Sexual Minority Stress project.
AUG 2021 - dec 2022
PLENA RESEARCH LAB
Examined literature that conceptualizes and disseminates research in multiculturalism and Liberation Psychology for dissertations and conference posters with lab members. Analyzed research to create conference posters on Latinx resilience, Latina ADHD, and coloniality.
DEC 2020 - APR 2022
my hair, my crown
Facilitated the My Hair, My CROWN workshop for Black girls ages 11 to 14, which was designed to strengthen Black girls’ self-esteem, hair satisfaction, and acceptance and was developed into an intervention delivered on Dove’s website. Co-authored two manuscripts outlining the need and results of the workshop.