Jessica Bonumwezi is a Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at Montclair State University. She graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas with a B.A. in Psychology and Biology. Her research interests include examining the effects of culture, socioeconomic factors, and interpersonal relationships on the expression of trauma-related disorders and the recovery process in ethnic minority populations, especially immigrants.
Emily Manove is a Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. She received a B.A. in History from Princeton, and earned a J.D. from the University of Chicago. Emily’s research interests include post-traumatic growth and social stigma.
Justin Preston is a Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. He received a B.A. in Psychology from Connecticut College and an M.A. in Human Development and Social Intervention from New York University. His research interests include the long-term impacts of mass trauma on mental health and the ways that social support and interpersonal relationships can be used to transition from relief to recovery, and the use of mentoring as a context for fostering social inclusion in community settings domestically and internationally.
Alina Schnake-Mahl is a Sc.D Candidate in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She received an M.P.H. from the same Department at the School of Public Health, and her B.A in Politics and Health: Science, Society and Policy from Brandeis in 2011. Her research interests include health equity, neighborhoods and health, suburban poverty, gentrification, and access to health care and insurance among the low-income.
Meghan Zacher is a Ph.D. student in Sociology at Harvard University. She received a B.A. in Sociology and Statistics from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and worked for several years at the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer in Melbourne, Australia before beginning graduate studies. Meghan’s research interests center around the causes and consequences of health disparities in the US and internationally.