Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology Area
Areas of Interest/Research
My research program is centered on the psychopolitical wellness of people and communities that are marginalized. Under this umbrella, my work seeks to answer the following interrelated questions: (1) what are the processes of oppression that Black, queer, and gender-expansive people experience; (2) how do people experiencing racial, sexual, and/or gender-based oppression promote their holistic wellness through individual and community-based practices; and (3) what is role of counseling psychology as it relates to promoting healing and liberation for these groups systemically? These questions have led to a research program centered on antiracist praxis and diversifying sexology. True to counseling psychology values, I focus on social justice, prevention, holistic wellness, and strengths in my research. I tend to pursue contextually rich, qualitative, and intersectional approaches to exploring the experiences and promoting the wellness of Black, queer, trans and/or gender expansive people.
I am currently an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky and completed a doctoral internship in professional psychology at Duke University Counseling and Psychological Services in 2018. Prior to this, I obtained my master’s in school counseling from the Johns Hopkins University. While these institutions provided the formal training and credentialing critical to my advancement as a counseling psychologist, I have been formally and informally educated by countless community organizers and activists, Black feminists, young people, and community members in ways that have also greatly expanded my personal and professional development.
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