Meet Our Student Representative
Stephanie N. Wong, MA, EdM, is a doctoral fellow in the counseling psychology program in the department of applied psychology at New York University (NYU). She is also a psychology extern at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in the Eating and Weight Disorders Program as well as an adjunct instructor at New York University. Wong holds roles in various professional psychological organizations, including student representative on the executive committee for the Society for the Psychology of Women, co-editor-in-chief of the Asian American Psychological Association newsletter, and Student Advisory Board member for Psychology of Women Quarterly. Throughout her research and clinical career, Wong has been committed to working within underserved communities, particularly by focusing on social justice issues within multicultural counseling. Her general research interests include Asian American psychology, body image, eating disorders, spirituality, multicultural issues in psychotherapy and the impact of acculturation on mental health and well-being. Stephanie received her BA in psychology and economics from Cornell University and her MA/EdM degrees in psychological counseling at Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to her doctoral term at NYU, Wong’s research on the marginalization, Mental Health, and Empowerment Team at Teachers College focused on assessing various mental health correlates of discrimination and stigma as well as the intersections of personal identities (e.g., sexual orientation, gender, race, religion). Her previous work with AmeriCorps and roles within university counseling centers as a peer counselor, crisis hotline advocate and counseling intern continue to inform both her research and clinical interests. In her spare time, Wong enjoys practicing yoga and meditation, cooking, trying out Yelp-recommended eateries and reading as many books as she can possibly mentally juggle. In her capacity as student representative on the executive committee for SPW, please email her.