Greetings! My name is Nkemka Anyiwo and I am the Student Circle Chair Elect for the Association for Black Psychologist. I graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with degrees in Psychology and African American Studies. I was raised in Prince George's County, Maryland right outside of Washington, DC. Growing up as a child of African immigrants, I became inspired to learn more about African culture throughout the Diaspora and how identity influences psychological wellbeing. I am currently doctoral student at the University of Michigan pursuing a PhD in Social Work and Developmental Psychology. In my research, I am interested in exploring how adolescents of African ancestry receive and interpret messages about their race and gender.
For the last two years, I have served as the Eastern Regional Undergraduate Representative of the Student Circle. In this capacity, I have worked diligently to develop new chapters, recruit new student members and respond to the concerns of student members. As the Student Circle Chair-Elect, I will dedicate my term to implementing the following goals: foster the growth and development of the Student Circle, increase the academic and professional development of student members, expand the Student Circle's National Presence. I am enthused about the potential opportunity for me to continue my service in ABPsi as the Student Circle Chair-Elect and I plan to use my leadership training and experiences to continue to advance our organization.