Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Current Students

PhD in Counseling Psychology

Britt Duncan, MA (enrolled 2018)

  • Hometown: Atlanta, GA
  • Ethnicity: African-American/Hispanic
  • Clinical Interests: Racial/ethnic minority populations, children and adolescents, psychological well-being, survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Research Interests: The influence of media on identity development, domestic violence prevention/intervention, resilience in underserved populations, and intersectionality
  • Contact Info: bduncan3@luc.edu

Huaying Li, MS (enrolled 2018)

  • Hometown: China
  • Ethnicity: Asian
  • Clinical Interests: Diversity and microagression counseling; children and adolescence counseling; family-focused counseling
  • Research Interests: Multicultural counseling; children and adolescence development across culture; positive psychology
  • Contact Info: hli10@luc.edu

Juan Pantoja-Patino (enrolled 2018)

  • Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
  • Ethnicity: Latino, Mexican American
  • Clinical Interests: Latinx mental health; multiple minority stress/resiliency; multicultural and social justice counseling; LGMTQI+ affirmative counseling
  • Research Interests: Intersectionality; acculturation and immigrant stress/resiliency; addictive risks among marginalized populations; psychology of race; multisocio dimensions/influences
  • Contact Info: jpantoja@luc.edu

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

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

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.