2012 Recipient: Leslie Jenkins

2012 Recipient: Leslie JenkinsThe recipient of the 2012-2013 Diversity Scholarship for an advanced student is Leslie Jenkins. Ms. Jenkins is a rising fifth-year doctoral student at Indiana University. Currently, she is working on her dissertation, which examines cognitive-motivational variables as related to achievement in secondary students with specific learning disabilities.

For the past year, Ms. Jenkins has worked as the assistant director for the Institute for Child Study, supporting the development of an RTI problem-solving model, as well as supervising graduate students delivering academic interventions within rural populations. In addition, she completed a pediatric school psychology practicum conducting assessments, therapy and parenting workshops in urban and rural areas.

Ms. Jenkins will be completing her predoctoral internship within the Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium, beginning August 2012. She plans to pursue her interests related to positive parenting and literacy promotion in racially and economically diverse communities.