Current Doctoral Students
Haram Julia Kim, M.A. (Began program 2018): Haram graduated with a BA in Psychology and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Yonsei University, Korea. Her research interests include examining how contextual factors influence individuals’ career particularly among the underrepresented population, how people develop calling over their life course, and how work experiences influence individuals’ well-being.
Carla Prieto, M.Ed., M.S. (Began program in 2018): Carla received her B.A. in journalism from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, where she later received an M.Ed. in Counseling and Human Services. Her research interests include examining how critical consciousness influences the mental health of Black people and POC as well as how critical consciousness affects the relationships among the attainment of decent work and health-related outcomes.
Gianella Perez, M.H.S. (Began Program in 2020): Gianella received her BS in Psychology and BA in Spanish from the University of Florida and an MHS in Mental Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research interests include the role of resilience in the development of meaning and calling in life during adolescence and young adulthood, particularly in the Latinx community.
Yeonwoo Choi, M.A. (Began Program 2022): Yeonwoo received her B.A. in Psychology from University of Houston and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Konkuk University, in South Korea. Her research interests include what are the social and cultural factors that influence the development of career and calling, and how these development influence individuals' mental health and work experience.
Junsang Park, M.A. (Began program 2022): Junsang received his B.A. in Counseling from Dankook University in South Korea and an M.A. in Educational Counseling from Seoul National University in South Korea. His research interests include delineating the intersection of counseling psychology and technology. Specifically, he tries to develop a way to increase the accessibility of mental health services by adapting technology with minimizing its disadvantage on the efficacy of the therapeutic intervention. Overall, he desires to improve the mental wellness of the marginalized population and help them pursue decent work.
Former Doctoral Students
- Alex Jadidian, PhD (Graduated, 2014): Currently a psychologist at Salisbury, NC, VA
- Carrie Torrey, PhD (Graduated, 2014): Currently a psychologist at Asheville, NC, VA
- Liza Bott, PhD (Graduated, 2015): Currently a psychologist at Lake City, FL, VA
- Blake Allan, PhD (Graduated, 2015): Currently an associate professor at University of Houston
- Kelsey Autin, PhD (Graduated, 2018): Currently an assistant professor at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Richard Douglass, PhD (Graduated 2019): Currently an in private practice in Minneapolis, MN.
- Jessica England, PhD (Graduated 2020): Currently an assistant professor at Wagner College.
- Nicholas Gensmer, PhD (Graduated 2022): Currently a staff psychologist at New College College Counseling and Wellness Center.