2020 OLLI Scholarship Recipient
I have spent many years working with indigenous peoples organizations and multidisciplinary research projects in the South Pacific region on issues of public health, community psychology, indigenous sovereignty, and human rights. I am currently in the PhD program combined with a clinical Masters of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. My research interests pick up themes of trauma, history, and memory, and more specifically cultural psychodynamics, the psychic life of collective histories, and conceptions of inheritance in understanding trauma experience. I hope to become a clinical practitioner and researcher with a focus on rights based mental health care.