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Dana Collins

Dana Collins is a fourth year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Boston College.  She earned her M.S. in Counseling and Counselor Education from Indiana University Bloomington.  She earned her BA in psychology with a minor in Spanish from Spelman College.  As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Santiago, Dominican Republic and Oaxaca, Mexico, where she studied language, culture, and history.

Dana joined the ISPRC in the fall of 2010.  Much of her clinical and research interests relate to youths of color.  Specifically, she is interested in understanding healthy racial identity development within youths of color, their resilience in negotiating their racial identity in the face of racism and racial stereotypes, their resilience in resisting internalized racism.  She is also interested in community collaboration and intervention.  In addition, she is interested in interracial relations and the development of racist and non racist attitudes.

In her spare time, Dana enjoys traveling, thrift-shopping, ethnic cuisine, creating art, and reading.

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