UW–Madison’s Pa Her was recently selected as an Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) Leadership Fellow.
The two-year leadership pipeline program provides mentorship and professional development for early career psychologists, and also seeks to demystify leadership and provide access to leadership opportunities by creating more pathways for psychologists from diverse groups.
Her earned her undergraduate degree, master’s degree, and PhD from UW–Madison, where she is currently a clinical assistant professor in the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. While in graduate school, she was the student lead for the Hmong Research Team, and co-created the Empowering You conference for students of color.
Her said she is excited about the opportunity the fellowship offers to connect with and be mentored by other Asian American scholars in psychology.
“I look forward to collaborating with a mentor on a project to address the psychological needs of Asian Americans during such a critical time in our history,” she said. “I hope that being in this program (serves) as a platform for me to continue advocating for others, especially Asian Americans.”
Learn more about this year’s cohort of AAPA Leadership Fellows, here.