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Shatina Williams

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Shatina Williams

Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Academic Background: B.A. Sociology, University of California Irvine, M.S. in Counseling, University of Wisconsin, Madison
LSOE program and concentration: Ph.D., Counseling Psychology

What did you do before studying at LSOE?

I received my MS in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin- Madison.

What are your research interests?

Racial and culturally informed approaches to promoting healthy lifestyles in Black women and girls, including both mental and physical health.

What led you to pursue graduate studies at the Lynch School of Education?

LSOE’s focus on social justice issues, the opportunity to conduct research and learn from some of the top psychologists and educators in the field, and the opportunity to truly develop as a scientist-practitioner all drew me here.

How have you gained practical experience at the Lynch School of Education?

I am currently at the Walker School which is a residential and day treatment program/school for children struggling with challenges that are best met in a therapeutic environment. I do psychological testing and individual and group therapy. BC has a long and positive relationship with the Walker School. This position was highly recommended by faculty and peers.

What are your career goals?

Is “everything” an option? The great thing about my field is the multifaceted road I can take. I love research and practicing. Developing and implementing interventions and policies, promoting educational and therapeutic opportunities for underserved communities, and continuing to expand my personal and professional social justice knowledge, skills, and opportunities are included.