Kaela Farrise, doctoral student in the Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, has been named a 2022 Racial Justice Fellow. Each year the Graduate Division recognizes scholars whose research and teaching interests, mentoring experiences, or other demonstrated commitments are dedicated to racial justice. The Racial Justice Fellowship gives awardees $8,000 in summer funding for three years along with a fully funded support package of five years.
Kaela Farrise is a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology, working in Dr. Miya Barnett’s lab. She received her B.A. in African and African American Studies, and Urban Studies with a concentration in Urban Education from Stanford University in 2014. Farrise also holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology with specializations in applied community psychology and psychological trauma studies from Antioch University. She is also a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and California Registered Associated Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC). Farrise has also served as a Post-Master’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Fellow at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. As an Adjunct Professor at Antioch University, she has taught courses such as the Psychology of Black Women. Her current research interests include class and gender-based intersectional identity exploration, inclusion and support of those living with disabilities and mental illness, and youth empowerment and leadership skill building.