Meet the Staff
Natasha Torkelson is a Diversity Fellow and a third-year doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Boston College. She earned her MA in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University as part of the Marriage and Family Therapist Training program. She also earned her BA in Psychology at the University of Southern California. She is a graduate student affiliate of APA and several divisions. Natasha is also the current APABS (American Psychological Association Graduate Student) Boston College Campus Representative.
Natasha joined ISPRC in the fall of 2010. She conducts research and works on the annual Diversity Challenge conference. Her research interests focus on biracial and multiiracial identity development, multicultural counseling and training and preventative interventions for at-risk minority youth and communities, particularly examining and fostering resiliency in underserved populations.
Natasha’s clinical experiences at BC have included conducting therapy and psychological testing with high school students and individual and group therapy with college students. Her past work experiences have included work with seriously emotionally disturbed youth in residential and community settings, youth in the child welfare system, and adolescents at a continuation high school.
In her spare time, she likes to spend time with family, friends and her dog, read books, cook and try new food, travel, watch TV, and explore New England.