Meet the Staff
Dana Collins is a second 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, and their academic success. She is also interested in the challenges that low-income, urban communities face, such as poverty, gang-related violence, and high-dropout rate.
In her spare time, Dana enjoys traveling, thrift-shopping, ethnic cuisine, and drawing.