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Jen Bahrman

I am currently on internship in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Originally from Germany and Canada, I have lived in six countries and have traveled to countless others. I earned a B.A. in Psychology from Limestone College in South Carolina, and a M.A. in Counseling and Guidance as well as a Master’s in Criminal Justice from New Mexico State University. Prior to UH, I worked with children and adults in a variety of settings, including psychiatric hospitals, community mental health clinics, and schools; and helped develop a peer-mentorship program for military veterans suffering from PTSD. I am most interested in working with severe mental illness, forensic populations, and athletes; and my research interests revolve around coping/resiliency, distress tolerance, and the adjustment of these populations. In the future, I would like to practice in a psychiatric hospital setting. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, interior decorating, reading, playing tennis, and spending time with my long-haired Chihuahua, Minnie! jenbahrman@hotmail.com

Amanda Broyles

I am a third-year doctoral student in the UH Counseling Psychology Program. I was born and raised in Decatur, GA. I attended Emory University in Atlanta, GA and received a B.A. in Psychology and minored in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. After graduating, I began working as a Lab Coordinator in the Bauer Memory at Emory Lab at Emory University, where I studied various aspects of memory and cognitive development across the lifespan. My current research interests include the individual differences as well as the societal norms that facilitate perpetration of sexual and domestic violence, as well as practical interventions for abusers and at-risk individuals. I am particularly interested in how gender roles and socialization play a role in propensity to perpetrate violence. In my free time I enjoy cooking, tap dancing, practicing yoga, exploring new music, playing with my cat, Rae, and spending time with friends and family! broyles.amanda@gmail.com

Lucia Cavanagh

I am currently on internship at UCLA-Semel Institute on the Adult Neuropsychology track. I received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English from the University of Florida. My research interests center around biopsychosocial predictors of disease and drug use vulnerability, specifically focused on psychoneuroimmunology, stress dysregulation, and neurocognition. I also have clinical interests in assessment and neuropsychology. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, yoga, running, tennis, and spending time with my family and friends. luciacavanagh@gmail.com

Krystal Christopher

I am currently a second-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Houston. I am originally from the Caribbean but spent most of my life in south Florida. I received my bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Central Florida (UCF). I also received my Master’s degree in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy at UCF. Prior to entering this program, I was a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern with the state of Florida and saw clients ranging from couples to children on a voluntarily basis. Additionally, I worked as a Pre-Health/Pre-Law advisor at UCF where I guided undergraduates and in some cases alumni to both health and law career paths. My research interests are specifically focused on psychoneuroimmunology, stress physiology, and health disparities. I also have a passion for working with couples and relationship education. I hope to complete the Health Psychology emphasis during my time in this program as my clinical interests do include assessment and neuropsychology. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, listening to music/singing, travelling (I plan to visit all 50 states!), getting caught up on my favorite tv shows, and cooking to name a few. kkchristopher@uh.edu

Nadia Damani-Khoja

I am currently on internship at the University of California in Berkeley, CA. My advisor is Dr. Arbona. I earned my MBA from McGill University, Canada and my MA in Psychology-Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. I have worked as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Greater Houston area for the last six years. I am originally from Karachi, Pakistan and I have lived in Canada and UAE, before permanently moving to Houston, TX. My research interests include understanding couples and families of the South Asian origins in specific and ethnic minorities in general. My future goals are to be in a private practice setting, conducting research benefiting ethnic minorities, and being a part of the academia. Apart from English, I speak Urdu, Hindi, and Gujarati languages. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and my husband.  Nadiadkhoja@gmail.com.

Renae Delucia

I am a first-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program. I grew up in a suburb of Chicago, and moved to Milwaukee to attend Marquette University. At Marquette I received my B.A. in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. After college, I worked as a research assistant at the Medical College of Wisconsin. My current research interests include sexuality and gender with an emphasis on intersecting identities. Specifically I am interested in research that will increase knowledge of and improve mental health disparities among the LGBTQ+ community. In my free time I like to travel, go hiking, read, and spend time with friends, family and my cat. renae.a.delucia@gmail.com

Maria Dragomir-Davis

I am a second-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program. I am originally from Bucharest, Romania, where I earned my BA in Psychology from the National School of Political Science and Public Administration. I was subsequently awarded a Santiago Grisolía research fellowship in Spain, where I obtained an MA in Psychopathology, Health, and Neuropsychology from Universitat Jaume I and worked as a research assistant in the Laboratory of Psychology and Technology. Building on my previous work on promoting psychological wellbeing of Romanian immigrants in Spain, I am now interested in working with underserved communities, including migrants, refugees, and minorities, especially Spanish-speaking and ESL populations. My current research agenda focuses on multicultural issues such as acculturative stress and individual and/or cultural differences that influence the immigrant experience. I am also interested in examining the causes and components of positive mental health and evaluating the efficacy of interventions targeting psychological wellbeing in various populations. In my spare time I enjoy reading, crafting, gardening, and meditation. amdragomir-davis@uh.edu

Ewune Ewane

I am a fourth-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at University of Houston. My advisor is Dr. Ezemenari Obasi. I was born and raised in Houston, TX. I attended Marquette University and received my B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Africana Studies. I completed my M.A. in Community Counseling at Loyola University Chicago. My research interests focus primarily on health disparities within disenfranchised and marginalized populations. Most specifically, I study biopsychosocial predictors of disease, substance use vulnerability, and neurocognition in African Americans. My clinical interests include multicultural competence and neuropsychology. My professional goals include addressing cultural bias in psychological assessments and service consultation for African American ethnic minorities. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, experiencing new cultures, playing and attending professional sporting events, and wine. ewuneewane@gmail.com

Sana Flynn

I am a first-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program.  I'm a native Houstonian who has lived in the Midwest, the Northeast, and studied abroad in Tokyo, Japan.  My bachelor's degree is in Studio Art from Carleton College, and I took my psychology prerequisite courses at Rutgers University.  My research interests are within the LGBT+ community, specifically the transgender umbrella.  In my free time I love to create art, hike, and spend time with my husband and our dogs.

Yuri Peralta Gandy

I am a fifth-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program. Originally from deep South Texas, I received my bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Spanish from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. I completed my master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. My research interests are in Latino family and child psychology, particularly issues of acculturation. My current practicum is focused on crisis intervention at Houston Independent School District. I have previously completed practica at A Nurturing Home, a child and family private private practice, as well as at Texas Children's Hospital: Center for Children and Women. During my time at UH, I have also had the opportunity to work on a Spanish language childhood obesity intervention study through Baylor College of Medicine. I spend my free time with by husband, Harry, and two dogs, Howdy and Tamale. I love cooking, entertaining, traveling, and an occasional trip to the gym. yuri.gandy@gmail.com  

Beth Gill

I am a third-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program. I was raised in central Florida and completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Florida State University. After graduation, I worked as a research assistant in the pediatric diabetes lab at FSU’s College of Medicine. My research interests include gender based violence, men and masculinity, and drinking behaviors. In my free time I enjoy exploring new places, reading, watching movies, and spending time with my family and friends. gill.elizabethc@gmail.com  

Temara J. Holt

I am a second-year doctoral student in the counseling psychology program. I am originally from New Orleans, La. I earned my Bachelors in Women and Gender studies from Carleton College in Northfield, Mn. My undergrad experience included working in sexual Heath and minority experiences on campus and studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark with a focus on immigration concerns and human trafficking. I earned my Masters of Arts in Women's Health from Suffolk University in Boston. My research interest include sexual health communication between mothers and daughters and intimate partners within the African American community. I have worked in many areas of women's health including reproductive and abortion care, sexual assault and domestic violence and breastfeeding promotion among women of color. I enjoy traveling, spending time with family and close friends, trying new adventurous things, red wine and cooking! My career goals include sex therapy, intimate relationship and family focused traveling counseling. U can connect with me through email at  tjholt@uh.edu.

Mijin Kim

I am currently on internship at the University of Texas in Austin, TX. I grew up in South Korea and moved to Houston to attend this program. I received my B.A. in both British and American Culture and Psychology from Sogang University and my MA in Counseling Psychology from Ewha Woman's University. My current research interests involve international students’ adjustment from the attachment theory perspective. Furthermore, I am interested in how trauma influences an individual’s attachment system and affect regulation and what variables are critical to individuals working through their traumatic experiences. I am also interested in after-effects of trauma and their impact on attachment with significant others and community. I enjoy working with college student population. In my free time, I enjoy reading, listening music, and meditating, and also love traveling with my husband. mijin.kimpark@gmail.com

Brooke King

I am a third year in the Counseling Psychology program. I received my B.A. in Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. My research interests include multicultural and feminist issues such as minority stress, sexual objectification, and intersectionality. Current research projects include how bisexual folks use bicultural self-efficacy to navigate body norms and the how individual and collective self-esteem buffer the effects of minority stress. In my free time, I like to spend time with friends and family, make and talk about art, and cuddle on the couch with my black lab/border collie, Bear. brooke.c.king@gmail.com

Amanda Long

My name is Amanda Long and I am a fifth-year doctoral student in the UH Counseling Psychology program. I earned my B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and my M.A. in Community Counseling from Loyola University in Chicago. I was born and raised in a southern suburb of Chicago, and I am a HUGE Chicago Bulls fan! I am very excited to be a part of the doctoral program at UH. My interests are focused on the empowerment of African Americans through research and community based initiatives. I am particularly interested in the role of social media on the racial identity development of African American adolescents, the mental health effects of colorism, and the factors that influence the current dynamic of the African American family. My career goals include becoming a faculty member at a collegiate level in order to continue to conduct research aimed at multicultural issues, while finding time to providing quality therapeutic services within my own private practice. along0388@gmail.com

Sarah Lute

I am a first-year doctoral student in the counseling psychology program. I was born and raised in Texas. I earned a B.A. in psychology at The University of Texas and my masters from the University of Houston. My research interests include understanding factors in the treatment and prevention of suicide and suicidal ideation/behaviors. I am specifically interested in looking at these factors in first responders and the relationship with trauma exposure. I have a broad interest in crisis care and the bridge between a more traditional counseling relationship. I have worked in a variety of direct care positions including behavior interventions with Autism, crisis counseling for sexual assault and domestic violence, community mental health for severe and persistent mental illnesses, on call response for mental health evaluation for inpatient determination, on call response for medical accompaniment for sexual assault and domestic violence, and trauma counseling for victims of any crime. In my free time I enjoy hiking, fishing, museums, and movies!

Andrew Mercer

I am a second-year student at UH born and raised in suburban Chicago. I previously completed my B.A. in Business Management at Hope College as well as a M.A. in Counseling from Loyola University in Chicago. In addition to teaching English in French elementary schools for a year, I have practiced as a therapist at an out-patient counseling center, a live-in therapeutic Life Coach at a colligate residential program in downtown Chicago, and taught a couple of psychology courses at a local Bible college. I am currently interested in researching health and wellness outcomes in the LGBT and other minority populations and finding ways to help address the disparity in access to care across these populations. While I loved my work as a clinician, I am looking forward to deepening my skills as an educator and researcher throughout my tenure at UH. In my free time I enjoy running, biking, swimming, yoga, taking my adorable dog Franklin for a walk, trying out a new recipe and laughing with friends. mercer.andrew@gmail.com

Kadija Moon

I am a first-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program. I grew up an Army brat but since 2012 have planted my roots in Houston, TX. I have completed both my Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies and my Masters of Education in Counseling at the University of Houston (Go Coogs!) I have most recently completed a practicum experience at the Krist Samaritan Counseling Center in Clear Lake working with individuals and couples of all ages. My research interest include military members, veterans, and their families. More specifically, I desire to aid in helping dependents understand and better cope with the strenuous life of having a parent/spouse/immediate family member deployed to a war zone and subsequently reintegrating back into the homefront. In my free time, I enjoy cheering on my Cougars, traveling, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends. You will always find me at a UH football game! Go Coogs!  Email: Kadija.moon@gmail.com

Nausheen Noor

I am currently on internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, TX. I am a fifth-year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology program. I earned my B.A and M.A. in Clinical Psychology at University of Karachi, Pakistan. Prior to moving to Houston, I worked in Karachi for three years as a researcher, trainer, and counselor in community mental health and education. My research interests are focused on assessing the needs and help-seeking attitudes of the South Asian community. My future goals are to be in private practice, develop and conduct psycho-social educational programs in the community, and be part of academia. I volunteer as an advocate and volunteer coordinator at a non-profit organization catering to survivors of domestic violence. Apart from English, I am fluent in Urdu/Hindi and Sindhi. I enjoy spending time with my husband, traveling, reading, and cooking. nausheenoor@googlemail.com

Christine Pao

I am a fourth-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program. Originally from Southern California, I moved to Houston to attend Rice University, where I received my undergraduate degree in English and Psychology. Before starting my doctoral studies I worked in the health and safety field. Primarily, I am interested in studying psychological responses to trauma and stress, and in the future I hope to work with these issues in both research and practice. My practicum experiences include working with college students at UH Clear Lake Counseling Services, children with neurological differences at the Monarch School, and veterans at the Houston VA. This coming year, I will be completing my practicum at the Houston Fire Department. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, working out, rock climbing, and traveling. cwpao90@gmail.com

Alice Ayoung Phang

My name is Alice, and I am passionate about helping individuals and organizations become the best version of themselves. I am currently on internship at Arizona State University, in Tempe, AZ. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, I received my B.A. in British and American Culture at Sogang University and my M.A. in Psychology from Yonsei University. My clinical interests include anxiety disorders, depression, and trauma among adult populations. I am currently working on several research projects related to career development, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal guilt. I see myself in a future career where I can apply psychological methods to solve practical problems of human behavior and experience. Outside of school, I spend a lot of time at church, with my husband, playing golf, drinking coffee, and reading books. alicephang17@gmail.com

Elisabeth Powell

I am a fifth year currently completing my internship at Pacific University School of Professional Psychology in Portland, OR. I am originally from Northern California, and then moved up to Portland, Oregon, to pursue my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Portland. Following college, I worked as a Research Assistant at Oregon Health & Science University in the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute. My research interests center around attachment theory and the impact of early attachment experiences on later outcomes. Specifically, I am focusing on sexual risk taking in college students, and the impact that adult attachment dynamics may have on participation. In my free time, I enjoy exercising and going to yoga classes, reading, and staying in touch with friends and family. elisabeth.m.powell@gmail.com

Jasmin Prudon

I a fourth-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program. My advisor is Dr. Nathan Smith. I am a native Houstonian, and received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Health from the University of Houston. I went on to receive my Masters in Health Education from Texas State University, and worked as a Perinatal HIV Epidemiologist at the City of Houston for a few years before transitioning into the field of psychology. I pursued a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, yet I was accepted to my doctoral program before I could complete the degree. My research interests encompass anything in the realm of sexually transmitted infections, especially HIV and HPV, minority stress, women's health, and the LGBTQ community. Whenever I can muster up free time, I enjoy spending it with my husband, baby, family, and friends. We love to travel, cook, bake, and go on constant food adventures.

Lycinda Rodriguez

I am a second-year student working with Dr. Consuelo Arbona. I was born in the windy city of Chicago and moved to the sunshine state of Florida when I was in middle school. I attended Florida State University (Go Noles!) for my bachelor’s degree in both Psychology and Family and Child Sciences. After graduating, I moved to Baltimore, MD to purse my Master degree in Clinical Psychology at Loyola University Maryland. As for my research interests, I am broadly interested in the role parents have in an emerging adult’s life. Specifically, I am interested in how personal characteristics such as race and ethnicity play a role in the higher education experiences, parenting practices of college students, and college students’ psychosocial functioning. Additionally, I have an interest in the LGBTQ population of emerging adults. Specifically, how parents may impact the coming out experience, how parents can provide support to their LGBTQ child, how college campuses can best support these individuals, and assessment of their overall mental health. Although I have separate interests in both race and ethnicity and LGBTQ individuals, this does not neglect to consider the intersection of identity and how these identities affect one another. Therefore, I also have interest in researching the intersection of race and ethnicity and LGBTQ individuals. My career goals include becoming a tenured professor, engaging in research, and supporting college students by working on-campus as a clinician. In my spare time, I enjoy going for walks and hikes outdoors, watching YouTube videos, exploring Netflix’s documentaries sections, and adventuring the city of Houston. Lrodriguez1@loyola.edu

Samantha Sciulli

I am a fourth-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program. I grew up in Houston but moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas where I received a B.A. in Psychology and Studio Art. After college, I worked as a research assistant and neuropsychometrist examining cognitive and emotional functioning in neurologically diverse populations. My current research interests include resiliency and emotional processing, cognitive functioning, and how individuals respond to social demands following trauma and trauma concurrent with brain injury. I enjoy cultural and adventure travel, scuba diving, white water rafting, hula hooping, and board games. samanthasciulli@yahoo.com

Alexandra Slaughter

I am a second-year doctoral student originally from North Texas. I completed my B.A. in psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s degree in psychology with a clinical concentration at the University of Dallas. My research interests are broadly focused on aggression. More specifically, I am interested intimate partner violent relationships and juvenile justice involved youth. I am also currently completing my practicum at the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department. In my spare time I enjoy practicing yoga, traveling, listening to music, the outdoors, and cooking (especially making sushi!!). Feel free to contact me at amslaughter@uh.edu

Daniel Soltis

I am a third-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program. My undergraduate degree is in English and Political Science and I have my master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Broadly, my research interests are focused on marginalized social identities, with particular focus on those who have diverse genders or sexualities. My master’s thesis explored queer identity from a multicultural framework and I am currently collaborating on a study exploring body image dissatisfaction for those who identify as bisexual. I also have strong research interests in the areas of non-religious/secular identity and sizeism/weight bias. This year I will serve as a research assistant for Dr. Smith on Project Pride, which is a group intervention for gay and bisexual men. Clinically, I have practiced from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) paradigm and am interested in exploring contextual behaviorism more in my research work. For the upcoming fall and spring semesters, I will complete practicum at the Montrose Center, a community setting that serves those who are sexually or gender diverse in Houston. As self-care, I enjoy cooking, traveling, gaming, and watching Netflix with my cat, Bartleby. desoltis@uh.edu

Autena Torbati

I am a first-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology PhD program working under Dr. Nicole Coleman. Originally from Oklahoma, I received my B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Oklahoma. My research interests revolve around dating and romantic relationships. Specifically, I am interested in what factors influence decision-making, behaviors, and satisfaction in romantic relationships, and, in turn, how romantic relationships impact well-being amongst late adolescents and young adults. I am also interested in how social media and dating apps influence dating and long-term relationship decisions and satisfaction in adolescents and young adults. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, Netflix, yoga, and baking. atorbati@uh.edu

Kelsee Tucker

I am a fourth-year student in the UH Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program working under Dr. Jonathan Schwartz. Born and raised in Indiana, I completed my bachelor’s degree in psychology at Marian University (Indianapolis) and my master’s degree at Indiana University (Bloomington) in counseling and counselor education. My current research interests focus on stress and relationship outcomes, substance use and intervention, and health disparities. In my free time I channel my energy into dog rescue, cooking and yoga. kelseemtucker@gmail.com

Allison Verhaak

My name is Allison Verhaak, and I am from a small town in Downeast Maine. I graduated from Bates College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience, and spent three years working in Boston as a research assistant at McLean Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. I moved to Houston in 2010, where I have since been assisting with quality of life research in the brain tumor population at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. My current clinical and research interests involve Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine topics, particularly co-occurring medical and mental health concerns, coping/adjustment to chronic illness and traumatic injury, pain management, and substance use disorders. I am currently completing my internship at the Veteran’s Affairs Connecticut Health Care System in West Haven, CT. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, enthusiastically rooting for all Boston sports teams, traveling, running, and trying out new cooking recipes. allie.m.sawyer@gmail.com

Jennifer Wang-Hall

I am a sixth-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program. I am currently on internship at Children’s Hospital Colorado in the Eating Disorders Track. I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology from Saint Louis University. Following college, I worked at a residential treatment center for eating disorders and trauma. My current research is focused on parental socialization of emotions, emotion regulation, eating disorders, and adult attachment orientations. I hope to pursue a career that allows me to practice, teach, and do research. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, practicing yoga, cooking and spending time with my husband, dogs and friends. jenniewang7@gmail.com

Charli Washington

am currently a third-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Houston. I was raised in the Metro Atlanta area and stayed there through the completion of my bachelor’s degree in 2007. After earning a bachelor's in Economics from Spelman College, I moved to Houston, TX to begin a career as an Oil and Gas Financial Analyst. Throughout my career, I managed the financial outlook for portfolios ranging from $6m to $1.5bn. Although I enjoyed the challenges of my career, after 7 years I decided to make a career change to become a Psychologist. Prior to entering the Ph.D program, I worked on several research projects at the University of Houston. I worked on the Stress and Health and FRESH AIR data collection projects. I also presented my research on "Social Norms and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in African-American Adults by Sex and Income Status" in the American Academy of Health Behaviors. As a doctoral student, I will continue researching minority stress with a focus on health risk behaviors. I am particularly interested in exploring LGBTQ and African-American populations. In my free time I enjoy traveling, shopping, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. charli.washington@gmail.com

Dianne Wells

I am a sixth year doctoral student in the UH Counseling Psychology Program. I was born in England and emigrated to the United States from Ireland with my parents and 4 brothers and sisters. I was a Geophysicist for 11 years and lived and worked in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and South America. I am married and have a son, a daughter, and 2 step-daughters. I have a B.S. in Psychology, an MPH in Behavioral Science from UT Health Science Center, Houston, and an MEd in Counseling Psychology from UH. My research and clinical interests are in health psychology. Ultimately, I would like to practice in a multi-disciplinary health care setting. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing tennis, and exploring new places. dianne.wells@gvtc.com

Brooke Williams

Brooke Williams is a fourth-year doctoral student in the UH Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Kansas State University located in Manhattan, Kansas. Her primary research interests involve relational issues between non-traditional couples and families as it relates to relationship/marital satisfaction, gender-role conflict, work-life balance and intimate partner violence. brookewilliams_92@yahoo.com

Kate Winderman

I am currently completing my internship at the University of Maryland Counseling Center. I am a Houston native, and I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology from Saint Louis University. My research interests include various issues pertaining to the LGBTQ community such as minority stressors, media representation, and dimensions of sexual minority identity. In the future, I would like to pursue a career where I can conduct research as well as practice, and continue to do work in the LGBTQ community. In my free time, I enjoy reading, Netflix, yoga, antiquing, and traveling. kate.winderman@gmail.com