Assistant Professor of Psychology
Psychology / Academic
- Hopkins Center 303
B.A., University of Alabama, Huntsville.
M.A., Ph.D., Louisiana Tech University.
I joined Austin College’s department of psychology in Fall 2020. I received my B.A. from The University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2013 where I majored in psychology and Spanish. I then pursued graduate study at Louisiana Tech University where I earned a M.A. in Counseling and Guidance in 2018 and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 2020. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Ball State University’s Counseling Center where I worked with college students from various marginalized identities from a feminist relational-cultural perspective. Being a faculty member at Austin College is an ideal fit for me because I am passionate about undergraduate teaching and mentorship. The years an individual spends in college are often critical to their development and I am honored to be a part of this special time in student’s lives.
During my free time, I enjoy dancing, going to the movies, watching a good Netflix show, reading Stephen King novels, and spending time with friends and family.
- PSY 101 General Psychology
- PSY 281 Psychopathology
- PSY 350 Multicultural Counseling
My research interests fall under the broad umbrella of Multicultural Psychology and its intersection with Counseling Psychology. More specifically, my research examines White allyship in racial justice advocacy, counselor multicultural competence, racism and classism, and the relationship between political ideology and racial attitudes. As a counseling psychologist, my training has emphasized the importance of social justice work. Through my research, I aim to expose systems of oppression and how they are maintained while also examining ways to dismantle these systems.