Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Current Students

PhD in Counseling Psychology

Plamena Daskalova, MEd (enrolled 2015)

  • Hometown: Targovishte, Bulgaria
  • Ethnicity: Bulgarian
  • Clinical Interests: prevention and outreach for immigrants and urban minority youth; developing career interventions and programs to assist adolescents and young adults in a variety of settings; community counseling
  • Research Interests: career development of women, immigrants, and urban minority youth; prevention interventions in urban settings; acculturation and enculturation processes; psychological measurements
  • Contact Info: pdaskalova@luc.edu

Louis Formica, MEd (enrolled 2015)

  • Hometown: Cleveland, OH
  • Ethnicity: White, Italian American
  • Clinical interests: LGBTQ identity development and affirmative counseling, college counseling, clinical supervision
  • Research interests: LGBTQ populations, career development of sexual and gender minorities, intersectionality of social identities
  • Contact info: lformica@luc.edu

Lincoln Hill, MA (enrolled 2015)

  • Hometown: Arlington, TX
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Clinical Interests: college students, emerging adults, racial/ethnic minority students
  • Research Interests: college transition experiences for racial and ethnic minority students, multicultural competence, multigenerational trauma in black communities, intersectionality, restorative justice
  • Contact Info: lhill10@luc.edu

Cecile Bhang, MA (enrolled 2014)

  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • Ethnicity: Korean-American
  • Clinical Interests: children/adolescents, culturally congruent/multicultural therapy
  • Research Interests: resilience promoting factors in ethnic minority children/adolescents
  • Contact Info: cbhang@luc.edu

Kimberly Hook, MA (enrolled 2014)

  • Hometown: Pensacola, FL
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Clinical Interests: Adults; Outreach, preventative, and psychoeducational interventions for underserved populations
  • Research Interests: Cultural competence; Development and adaptation of psychological interventions for underserved populations; Effects of sustained disparities on the mental health and well-being of underserved populations; Resilience factors
  • Contact Info: khook@luc.edu

Latifat Odenewu, MS (enrolled 2014)

  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Ethnicity: Nigerian
  • Clinical Interests: Immigrant and minority populations; children & adolescents
  • Research Interests: Acculturation and enculturation; racial/ethnic identity development of African immigrants; multicultural competence
  • Contact Info: lodenewu@luc.edu

Alexander Tatum, MS (enrolled 2014)

  • Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian, Hispanic
  • Clinical interests: Processing the cognitions of individuals affected by HIV/AIDS, addressing the unique concerns of sexual minorities that serve as barriers to wellness, assisting college students in navigating life transitions
  • Research interests: HIV/AIDS adjustment, sexual risk-taking among men who have sex with men (MSM), LGBTQ identity development and well-being, career development concerns of sexual minorities, heterosexual aggression toward stereotypical gender role violations
  • Contact Info: atatum1@luc.edu

Bernasha Anderson, MED (enrolled 2013)

  • Hometown: Miami, FL
  • Ethnicity: African American
  • Clinical Interests: Marriage & family therapy, trauma counseling, and preventative and outreach interventions with youth in urban school settings
  • Research Interests: Stereotypical images and roles of African American women, identity development of African American youth, and varied modalities of family therapy for African American families
  • Contact info: banderson11@luc.edu

Hanna Chang, MA (enrolled 2013)

  • Hometown: San Jose, CA
  • Ethnicity: Taiwanese American
  • Clinical Interests: Adults, college students, minority populations, immigrants
  • Research Interests: Acculturative and enculturative stress in Asian Americans, Asian American gender roles, patriarchy and power dynamics within Asian families, racial identity development, multicultural competence
  • Contact info: hchang2@luc.edu

Marissa Floro, MA (enrolled 2013)

  • Hometown: Fremont, CA
  • Ethnicity: Mixed- Filipino, Italian, Eastern European
  • Clinical Interests: working with individuals who identify as LGBTQQIA, women of color, outreach and preventative interventions for marginalized groups, working within a Feminist/multicultural approach
  • Research Interests: intersectionality of identities and experiences, gender issues and presentation of ethnic/sexual minorities, LGBTQ identity development and subculture, empowering women
  • Contact info: mfloro@luc.edu

Meghan Roche, MA (enrolled 2013)

  • Hometown: Louisville, CO
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Clinical interests: prevention and outreach with urban and under-represented youth, family therapy, children and adolescents with developmental disabilities
  • Research interests: career development of under-represented populations, career interventions to facilitate post-secondary aspirations in urban and under-represented youth, well-being at meaning making through work
  • Contact info: mroche5@luc.edu

Nickecia Alder, MA, EdM (enrolled 2012)

  • Hometown: Queens, NY
  • Ethnicity: African American, Guyanese heritage
  • Clinical Interests: outreach and preventive interventions with at-risk children and youth from urban settings, couple and family therapy, underrepresented college students
  • Research Interests: racial identity development in African American youth, spiritual well-being as it relates to psychological well-being in African Americans, resilience among urban youth, factors that foster or inhibit academic success in urban youth, family dynamics and structure in relation to identity development,
  • Contact Info: nalder@luc.edu.

Daniel Camacho, MS (enrolled 2012)

  • Hometown: Croton-on-Hudson,NY
  • Ethnicity: Cuban & Caucasian (bi-racial)
  • Clinical Interests: Outreach and preventative interventions with youth in urban schools, school counseling
  • Research Interests: School-based programs that impact the social, emotional, and academic well-being of urban youth
  • Contact Info: dcamacho@luc.edu

Angela Clawson, MA (enrolled 2012)

  • Hometown: Westlake, OH
  • Clinical Interests: working with children and families, individuals in the LGBTQ community, college students, and grief counseling; practicing within an empowerment/systemic model; use of mindfulness techniques in therapy
  • Research Interests: identity formation, racial socialization experiences, exploring resilience in oppression and ways to strengthen resilience in marginalized populations (particularly youth), development of critical consciousness, expression/communication of empathy in the counseling environment, and acculturation and enculturation processes.
  • Contact info: aclawson@luc.edu

Manual Salgado, MSE (enrolled 2012)

  • Hometown: Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Ethnicity: Mexican American
  • Clinical interest: Immigrants’ and Latino psychological well-being; acculturative stress with undocumented youth; College and university counseling
  • Research interest: Culturally centered psychological well-being scale for Latino students; Academic persistence and achievement of Latino and African American youth; Mental health impact, access, and quality of service of undocumented clients; Acculturation and enculturation process
  • Contact info: msalgado@luc.edu

Kristen Adams, MEd (enrolled 2011)

  • Hometown: Ridgefield, CT
  • Clinical Interests: Adults, college counseling, underserved populations
  • Research Interests: Social identity development, social class, issues of poverty, multicultural training and cultural competence, the therapeutic process
  • Contact info: kadams2@luc.edu

Fatma Aydin, MA (enrolled 2011)

  • Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Clinical Interests: Working with college student populations; outreach, preventative and psychoeducational interventions for underserved and marginalized groups; group therapy
  • Research Interests: Subjective experiences of and issues related to social class; critical consciousness development of adolescents, young adults, and counselors in training; effectiveness of multicultural counseling training; at-risk youth and subjective well being
  • Contact info: faydin@luc.edu

Gihane Jėrėmie-Brink, M.A. (enrolled 2010)

  • Hometown: Waltham, MA
  • Ethnicity: Haitian American
  • Clinical Interests: Treatment of trauma, grief and PTSD in adolescents and adults; immigrant populations; group and family therapy; outreach and preventive interventions with at-risk youth in urban settings
  • Research Interests: Racial and ethnic identity development; racial socialization of youth in the African American and Black immigrant populations; gendered racial socialization of African American women and adolescent girls; effects of oppression on the psychological and subjective well-being of marginalized populations; coping and resilience; acculturation and enculturation process
  • Contact info: gbrink@luc.edu  

Kia-Rai M. Prewitt, M.A., L.P.C. (enrolled 2009)

  • Hometown:   Richton Park, IL
  • Clinical Interests:  Prevention and outreach for adolescents of color, underrepresented college students and their families.
  • Research Interests:  Variables that contribute to the retention and graduation of underrepresented college students; career development and aspirations of African American children; positive identity development of African American children.
  • Contact info:  kpittman@luc.edu

Katie Doud, M.A. (enrolled 2008)

  • Hometown: Lincoln, NE
  • Clinical Interests: Working with at-risk adolescents, anxiety disorders and survivors of interpersonal violence and sexual assault
  • Research Interests: Adolescent females’ identity development, protective factors for urban adolescent youth that aid students staying in school and intimate partner violence and sexual assault prevention
  • Contact info: kdoud@luc.edu