Ashlie Llorens is a fourth year student in the School Psychology PhD program at the University of Houston. She was born and raised in the Houston area and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Baylor University. Currently, her research interests are related to understanding health disparities in the Black community related to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). She is currently developing a dissertation project that aims to understand Black parents' beliefs and experiences with ASDs, in an attempt to provide insight into diagnostic disparities. Clinically, she has worked with children with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, behavioral difficulties, and adolescents at a residential weight loss facility.
This is Ashlie's first year serving on the Student Circle executive board with the Association of Black Psychologists and she is excited about using her skills to promote the work of ABPsi and the relationship it has with its members. In her free time Ashlie enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her huge family.