Yessica Green Rojas from the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology was chosen for a 2022 Carol Genetti Mentoring Award. The Carol Genetti Graduate Mentoring Award is available to students in the Humanities and Fine Arts and Social Sciences Divisions of the College of Letters and Science and the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education. These students are recognized for their excellence in and contributions to undergraduate research supervision and for encouraging others to become involved in these research efforts. Each of the winning students receives a $1000 award.
Yessica Green Rosas is a doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology emphasis working with Dr. Miya Barnett. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and was a McNair Scholar, at the University of San Diego. During her time there, she worked with Drs. Kristen McCabe and May Yeh as the coding coordinator on a project aimed at personalizing Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for culturally diverse families. Her research is aimed at reducing mental health disparities and increasing engagement and outcomes in mental health services for Latinx families. She is currently working on examining and enhancing treatment delivery for Spanish-speaking families in behavioral parent training interventions.
“I feel incredibly humbled to have been nominated for this award,” Rojas said. “Supporting talented undergraduate and graduate students has undoubtedly been one of the most meaningful experiences that I have had during my academic career, and I have found great joy and excitement in helping students while they navigate the challenging journey that is higher education. I have been fortunate to receive wonderful mentorship myself, which has allowed me to be in a position to help guide students in their own development as passionate scholars. I am excited and motivated to continue working with dedicated students not only during my graduate studies, but throughout my future career as well.”