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Maho is a social program student working with Dr. Andrew Stewart. Maho received her B.A. in International Studies from Tsuda University, Tokyo, and M.A. in Psychology from Metropolitan State University. She is broadly interested in studying the roles of social norms and ideologies in maintaining and changing group-based hierarchies. Specifically, she studies; (1) how social norms and ideologies promote cooperation between dominant and subordinate members in maintaining hierarchies, as well as ways in which it is resisted; and (2) roles of culturally-specific social norms in intergroup relations.

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Madeline is a clinical program student working with Dr. Kathleen Palm Reed. Broadly, she is interested in the exploration of the overlap between substance use disorders and co-occurring psychopathology. Her current research focuses on the role of stigma in the initiation and maintenance of mental health care for this population, as well as the other barriers surrounding treatment engagement.

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Korine is a clinical program student who works with Dr. Kathleen Palm Reed.

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Nick is a clinical program student who works with Dr. James Córdova.

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Jayantika is a developmental program student working with Dr. Alena Esposito.

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Gia Davis is a social program student working with Dr. Nicole Overstreet. Gia received their B.A. in Counseling and Health Psychology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies from Emmanuel College, before working in non-profit direct service and evaluation for several years. Their research interests focus on interpersonal violence victimization in LGBTQ* communities and transformative and community-centered strategies for addressing these issues.

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Ebra is a developmental program student working with Dr. Esteban Cardemil.

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Lizzy is a clinical psychology student working with Dr. James Córdova. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lizzy is broadly interested in emotional and sexual intimacy in couples’ relationships. Her current research project focuses on how couples communicate about pornography use within the context of their romantic relationship.

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Athena is a clinical program student working with Dr. Michael Addis. She received her B.A. in Neuroscience from Amherst College. Athena approaches research on the psychology of men and masculinity from a feminist and intersectional perspective and is interested in exploring the varying forms and functions of masculinity as they pertain to men of different races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender expressions. At Clark, Athena hopes to examine how endorsement of traditional masculine ideology impacts the mental health of men with marginalized identities, and specifically, how this endorsement affects feelings of conflict, distress, and belonging.

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Tiana is a social program student working with Dr. Andrew Stewart.

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Reihonna is a clinical program student working with Dr. Abbie Goldberg.

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Doug is a clinical program student working with Dr. Michael Addis. His research examines how gender role socialization shapes men’s expression of psychological symptoms and dysfunctional behaviors (e.g., externalizing versus internalizing dimensions) and its impact on treatment.

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Hojin is a developmental program student working with Dr. Ana Marcelo.

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Sarah is a clinical program student working with Dr. Esteban Cardemil. She received a bachelors in Community Health and Anthropology from Tufts University and a master of science in Global Mental Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King’s College London. Broadly, her research interests include the barriers and facilitators to quality mental health care in low-resource settings, particularly among Spanish-speaking populations in the United States and rural Mexico. She spent 2016-2018 living and working in Chiapas, Mexico with Partners In Health Mexico/Compañeros En Salud.

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Emily is a clinical program student working with Dr. Esteban Cardemil. Broadly, Emily is interested in reducing mental healthcare disparities for racial/ethnic minorities and for disadvantaged individuals. One of her major topics of interest is the role of culture and context-specific factors in the identification of mental health difficulties, help-seeking, and treatment outcomes. Emily hopes to develop effective prevention and intervention programs for individuals with mental health difficulties and their families.

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Kia is a social program student working with Dr. Nicole Overstreet.

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Jon is a clinical program student working with Dr. Michael Addis. Broadly, he is interested in the impact of gender socialization on men’s sexual behavior. His current research examines how peer group norms facilitate sexual assault, exploring novel ways to reduce perpetration among high-risk men.

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Nida is a social program student working under supervision of Andrew L. Stewart and Nicole Overstreet. Nida received her BS(Hons) from Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan and M. Phil from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Throughout her professional career, she has worked in academia and research. Through her research and teaching, she got an opportunity to interact with students from all over Pakistan. She is broadly interested in studying sexuality, violence particularly-gender based violence, sexual double standards, social dominance and collective action. As hailing from Pakistan, she studies 1) South Asian Individuals’ perceptions of gender based violence and factors contributing to it; and 2) How social dominance strengthen different legitimizing myths among individuals that further lead to violent or discriminatory behaviors; 3)Different types of violence experienced by South Asian women perpetuated by structural and social barriers and types of resistance capacities used by them to deal with everyday violence. The goal of her academic and research work is to establish intervention models, mentoring programs for women and also to influence policies relevant to women rights and freedom particularly in South Asia region.

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Hu Young is a social program student working with Dr. Johanna Vollhardt.

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Emma is a clinical program student working with Dr. Michael Addis. Her research examines topics related to the psychological wellbeing of men of African descent. Emma approaches these topics through an exploration of masculinity as it is conceptualized by men of African descent, identifying how their ideas about manhood influence their experiences across multiple contexts and the bearing these have on their psychological health. Her work aims to promote awareness geared toward the provision of appropriate and effective clinical interventions for men of African descent.

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Nora is a clinical program student working with Dr. Kathleen Palm Reed. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from Vanderbilt University. Her research interests include the psychological and interpersonal effects of intimate partner violence and sexual assault, as well as moral injury and betrayal in relationships.

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Jimin Lee is a developmental student working with Dr. Nancy Budwig. Jimin received her BA in Psychology from Smith College, Certificate in Positive Youth Development, and MA in Applied Developmental & Educational Psychology from Boston College Lynch School of Education. Jimin was a research assistant at Tufts Institute of Applied Research in Youth Development, Respecting Children & Teachers Lab at Smith College, and an education consultant at an international education advisory and consultancy firm. Her interests are in studying students’ transition to higher education/college, mentorship, and academic achievement/motivation, aiming to improve adolescent development and well-being and emphasize their belonging at an institution.

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Rachel is a clinical program student working with Dr. Wendy Grolnick. Broadly, she is interested in parent-child relationships and parents’ roles in fostering children’s academic achievement, motivation, and well-being. Her current research focuses on the roles of parental involvement, autonomy support, and motivation in children’s academic motivation and achievement.

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Maddie is a clinical program student working with Dr. Abbie Goldberg.

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Melissa is a clinical program student working with Dr. Abbie Goldberg.

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Nora is a third year clinical program student working with Dr. Abbie Goldberg. She received her undergraduate degree in anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Prior to coming to Clark, she completed a MSc in epidemiology at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. At Clark, Nora wants to examine how minority stress affects and shapes health, workplace performance, school performance (in both children of LGBTQ parents and LGBTQ-identified youth), and interpersonal relationships in the LGBTQ and other minority communities, especially where multiple minority statuses intersect with one another. Her master’s thesis explores how internalized homophobia changes over time among LGBTQ adoptive parents.

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Néstor is a clinical program student working with Dr. Esteban Cardemil.

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Nicole O’Dea is a developmental program student working with Dr. Ana Marcelo. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Community Health from Hofstra University, followed by a master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from UCONN, specializing in Prevention and Early Intervention. Nicole’s previous applied experiences have revolved around the implementation and evaluation of early childhood interventions that provide education and support for diverse families with young children. Her current program of research examines the developmental significance of caregiver characteristics and experiences of stress and support, including exposure to trauma, adversities, and disparities in supports across immediate contexts. One element of this work examines if and how these findings influence the function and nature of play as a platform for development. Collectively, these data will seek to inform specialized dual approach components in early intervention programs that will better educate and support families with young children.

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Sangmi is a developmental program student working with Dr. Alena G. Esposito. She received her B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Child Psychology and Education from Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea. She is broadly interested in children’s learning in mathematics. Her current research explores how children understand rational numbers, how this relates to their mathematics achievement. Her research interest also includes identifying linguistic and cultural factors that impacts children’s math comprehension. Her work aims to provide insights that can help improve children’s math performance.

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Tabitha is a social program student working with Dr. Nicole Overstreet.

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Brianna is a clinical program student working with Dr. Kathleen Palm Reed.

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Jenna is a clinical program student working with Dr. James Córdova. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Brandeis University. She is broadly interested in studying the behaviors associated with intimacy and acceptance in couples’ relationships, both how they occur naturally, and how they can be developed through intervention.

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José Rosario is a clinical psychology graduate student working with Dr. Esteban Cardemil. He obtained his B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Chemical Dependency and Addiction Studies (CDAS) from Rhode Island College. Previously, José served on research teams investigating behavioral risk factors for adolescent HIV exposure and biobehavioral interventions for simultaneous smoking cessation and weight loss. Prior to beginning his graduate training, José worked as a clinical Coordinator of Disability Services at Rhode Island College where he additionally provided expressive arts curriculum to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and chronic mental health conditions. Broadly, José is interested in the assessment and intervention for cultural trauma after violent events that target specific identity groups, considering dimensions such as ethnicity, sexuality, and ability.

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Setareh is a clinical program student working with Dr. James Córdova.

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Lea is a clinical program student working with Dr. Abbie Goldberg. She received her B.S. in psychology from the University of Toronto and her M.A. in clinical psychology from Columbia University. Broadly, her research focuses on the psychology of women and women’s mental health. She is interested in reproductive psychology, diverse family-building, the transition to motherhood and fatherhood, gender, sexuality, and identity development across the life-span. She aims to approach her scholarship with an interdisciplinary lens.

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Helin is a social program student working with Dr. Johanna Vollhardt.

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Haylie is a clinical program student working with Dr. Abbie Goldberg.

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Anna Wagner is a clinical program student working with Dr. Amy Heberle. She earned her B.S. in psychology from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests focus on child welfare, including the foster care system, complex trauma, and policy. Specifically, she is interested in maltreatment prevention, the empowerment and disenfranchisement of foster care youth, the effects of child welfare system involvement on wellbeing, and policy development and implementation for these systems.

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Felicia is a developmental program student working with Dr. Michael Bamberg.

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David is a clinical program student working with Dr. James Córdova.

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