Jessica Kenny is a doctoral candidate in clinical health psychology at the University of Colorado, Denver. She has a passion for working with under-served youth and families facing a variety of physical and mental challenges. Her research is focused on relational and familial factors that both impede and improve health outcomes, as well as understanding how to best integrate behavioral health services into medical settings. Jessica is determined to continuously build her Spanish competency so that she will be able to provide clinical services to Spanish-speaking youth and families throughout her career.
Kate Benjamin graduated from Whitman College in 2014 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. Since graduating, she has worked as a research coordinator in the Psychology Department at the University of Washington on several different studies involving the dissemination and implementation of trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, the evaluation of effectiveness and feasibility of school-based interventions, and the identification and prevention of adolescent self-harm and suicide. She intends to pursue a graduate degree counseling or clinical psychology.