On the Way to Her PhD
Stephanie Yee '16 hit the ground running at UNH. She joined UNH WildActs, a Social Change Theatre Troupe. She participated in the MLK Leadership Summit. As a theatre and dance major, Yee participated in many aspects of several productions. She was also drawn to tutoring, mentoring and assisting. Still the question remained how to put this all together? It was a psychology course in counseling that made it all click. She changed her major and developed an intense passion for research. Next fall, Yee will begin a Ph.D. program at the University of Maryland, College-Park to realize her dream of combining social justice research and clinical practice. She aspires to one day become a psychotherapist, specializing in multicultural counseling, and using research on intersectionality to inform her practice.
Yee tells first-year students that “it is extremely human to be nervous or afraid, but just know that you are not alone in your uncertainties. No one here knows what they're doing, and that's part of the fun! This is the place to explore your soul.”