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Monica Arkin

Monica Arkin received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Michigan in 2015. As an undergraduate student, she was involved in research that examined children’s and adolescents’ psychological resilience in the face of adverse life experiences such as experiencing the death of a parent and exposure to community violence. Following graduation, Monica […]

Cherrelle Jones

Cherrelle Jones is an incoming 1st year graduate student at UMass Boston’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she earned her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College Chicago in 2016. For the past three years, she has been a research assistant at University of Chicago, where she worked on several longitudinal […]

The health dangers don’t stop with a hurricane’s churning. They can get worse.

By William Wan ,Lena H. Sun and Carolyn Y. Johnson September 17 In coming weeks, long after Hurricane Florence’s winds and rains have faded, its aftermath will still pose life-threatening hazards: snakes, submerged sharp objects, bacterial infections and disease-carrying mosquitoes. People are trapped by floodwaters and facing dwindling supplies of medicines, food and drinking water. […]

Kirsten Christensen

Graduate Student Kirsten is a third year Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology program at UMass Boston. She is originally from East Brunswick, NJ and she received her B.A. in psychology from The College of New Jersey. Kirsten is a recent recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and her research interests involve […]

Matt Hagler

Graduate Student Matt is a 4th year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at UMass Boston. He graduated from Sewanee, the University of the South, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with undergraduate degrees in psychology and English literature. Before starting graduate school, he spent a year living in Muğla, Turkey on a Fulbright student […]

Samantha Burton

Graduate Student Sam is a 5th year graduate student at UMass Boston’s Clinical Psychology PhD program. She is originally from Longmeadow, MA and attended the University of Chicago for her undergraduate degree in psychology. Her research interests include mentoring relationship terminations and outcomes, as well as the impact of discrimination in mentoring relationships. Her clinical […]

Cyanea Poon

Graduate Student Cyanea is a 1st-year graduate student at UMass Boston’s Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she graduated with a BA in psychology from Wheaton College in 2016. While there, she also earned a certificate in Human Needs and Global Resources for her research with trauma-exposed youths in Chiang Mai, […]