STUDENT CIRCLE MID-WESTERN GRADUATE REGIONAL REP
Brittany M. Griffin is from Waldorf, MD and is currently a first year Counseling Psychology doctoral student at the University of Akron. She earned both her M.S. in Community Psychology (2016) and B.S. in Psychology (2007) from the African-centered Psychology department at Florida A&M University (FAMU). Brittany served as the 2015-2016 FAMU Student Circle Vice-President of ABPsi. She is a trained Emotional Emancipation Circle (EEC) facilitator and has helped lead EECs amongst the student population at FAMU.
Her experience as an active duty Soldier in the U.S. Army helped to sharpen the critical thinking, organizational, problem solving and time management skills she plans to utilize while serving the student circle. Brittany's master's thesis explored the relationship between cultural misorientation, perceived stress and life satisfaction. She plans to further develop this research at the doctoral level, with the hopes of her results being used to influence social change and liberation for American Afrikans.
Brittany is honored to be joining the student circle this year as the Midwestern Graduate Regional Representative and would like to assist with maintaining the integrity of ABPsi and all that it stands for. She would like to aid in the liberation of the Afrikan Mind, empowerment of the Afrikan Character, and enlivenment and illumination of the Afrikan Spirit by helping to conduct EECs within the Midwestern region. She also plans to network with students at universities and colleges to encourage maximum active ABPsi student chapters and involvement. In her spare time, Brittany enjoys playing soccer, reading fictional books and watching movies.