Yun Garrison

Yun Garrison, Ph.D. student, Counseling Psychology

Uncovers barriers to success


• What is your area of research or scholarship? My research areas are multicultural counseling related to social class identity, experiences with classism, societal upward mobility bias, and career development for socioeconomically marginalized populations.
• In simple terms, why does this research matter? My research attempts to critically examine the middle class-dominant psychology literature by re-rendering voices of diverse social class members. This line of research uncovers how to better understand psychological experiences among economically marginalized families and individuals, as well as how to eliminate societal and psychological barriers to their mental well-being and success.
• What is your degree program and expected graduate date? I am working on my Ph.D. degree in Counseling Psychology, and I expect to graduate in May 2020.
• Hometown: Changwon, South Korea
• Faculty mentor/advisor: William Ming Liu, Ph.D.
• What are your career goals? I would like to become a licensed psychologist working for students and clients who are underserved due to their marginalized identities.



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