Meet the Staff
Shatina Williams is a Diversity Fellow and a fifth-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at Boston College. Shatina graduated as an Order of Merit Scholar From the University of California-Irvine where she earned her BA in Sociology. A semester of this tenure was spent at the University of Ghana-Legon, completing research on ethnic conflicts. Upon completing her BA, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Graduate Opportunities Fellow and earned her MS in Counseling with an emphasis on Community and College Counseling. She has completed research projects regarding ethnic rivalries, academic disparities, colorism, self-esteem, and ethnic and racial identity. Her current research and community interests include cultural awareness and development in Black Americans. More specifically, she examines social and cultural consideration in health promoting behaviors in Black Americans. Considered a generalist in her practice, her clinical experiences include community mental health in low socio-economic communities with adults and adolescents, college counseling centers, and a therapy and assessment practicum with children and adolescents.
She is a student affliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a member of the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi). She joined ISPRC in the Fall of 2009 where she coordinated and facilitated a pre-college program for African American and Latino high school students and a psycho-education group for girls of Color, developing racial and cultural awareness, cultural consciousness, post-secondardy goals, and decision making skills.
In her spare time, she likes to read, hike, travel, discover new music, listen to live music and spend time with family and friends.