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Dana Collins

Dana Collins is a fifth 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 and young adults of Color.  Specifically, she is interested in understanding healthy racial identity development,  resilience in negotiating racial identity in the face of racism and racial stereotypes, their resilience in resisting internalized racism.  In addition, she is interested in interracial relations and the development of racist and non racist attitudes. She is also interested in community collaboration and intervention. She is currently collaborating with the Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center to evaluate, design, and implement diversity and race-related programming for undergraduate students.  

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