Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Current Students

PhD in Counseling Psychology

Papa Adams, MS (enrolled 2017)

  • Hometown: Evanston, IL
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Clinical Interests: Multicultural and culturally congruent therapies
  • Research Interests: Cross-cultural and international psychology; understanding how cultural context/worldview influences perceptions of illness, wellness and help-seeking; spirituality
  • Contact Info: padams4@luc.edu

Sarah Galvin, MEd (enrolled 2017)

  • Hometown: Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Clinical Interests: Children/adolescents, college students, multicultural therapy
  • Research Interests: Ethnic and racial identity development; ally mindset growth; multicultural education and efficacy
  • Contact Info: sgalvin2@luc.edu

Jeong-Eun Suh, MA (enrolled 2017)

  • Hometown: Busan, Korea
  • Ethnicity: Korean
  • Clinical Interests: Adults, college students, racial/ethnic minority populations, LGBTQ populations
  • Research Interests: Career development of women and racial/ethnic minorities; prevention and intervention programs for underserved populations; spirituality
  • Contact Info: jsuh2@luc.edu

Natasha Chander, MA (enrolled 2016)

  • Hometown: New Jersey
  • Ethnicity: Indian
  • Clinical Interests: Working with underserved populations; at-risk youth; victims of domestic violence
  • Research Interests: Resilience; prevention and intervention programs for at-risk populations; multicultural competence; individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Contact Info: nchander@luc.edu

Daewon (Dave) Kim, MA (enrolled 2016)

  • Hometown: Seoul, Korea
  • Ethnicity: Korean-Canadian
  • Clinical Interests: racial/ethnic minority population, adolescents/young adults, multicultural therapy
  • Research Interests: acculturation/enculturation, ethnic minority & career development, influence of acculturation/enculturation on career development
  • Contact Info: dkim15@luc.edu

Huabing Liu, MSEd (enrolled 2016)

  • Hometown: Shanghai, China
  • Ethnicity: Chinese
  • Clinical Interests: minority populations, college students, career development, psychological well-being
  • Research Interests: adaption process of immigrants and international students, how acculturation and enculturation impact mental health outcomes and coping methods, and career decision and development of international students and immigrants.
  • Contact Info: hliu5@luc.edu

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.