Workshop Series:


Managing Stress for Success: Mental Wellness in a Virtual Space

Concurrent Session I: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 10th
Concurrent Session II: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 11th

Series I: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Friday March 10, 2021
Series II: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Friday March 11, 2021

Kimberly Y. Campbell, Ph.D.

Dr. Kimberly Y. Campbell (she/her pronouns) has been licensed in Maryland and in the District of Columbia as a clinical psychologist since 1992. In 2020, she became licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a result of the pandemic and the shift to the virtual delivery of clinical services. Dr. Campbell began her employ as a part time psychologist at the University of Maryland Counseling Center in 2012 and accepted a full time position in 2014. At the counseling center, in addition to providing individual counseling and clinical supervision to trainees, Dr. Campbell is the staff development coordinator, co-facilitates the Circle of Sisters, a support group for African descent women, and is the coordinator and director of the ADHD screening service. Dr. Campbell is also the facilitator of Wise Emotions, a six-week psycho-educational workshop designed to enhance emotional control. Her campus wide activities include being the staff liaison for the Academic Achievement Program and the representative for the Counseling Center’s dyad partnership with the Robert H. Smith School of Business. In 2019, she was honored to be chosen by the Upsilon Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. as the recipient for the Outstanding Faculty/Staff Member Award. Dr. Campbell is the immediate past President of the Maryland Psychological Association. She is the owner of Campbell Psychological Services, LLC (CPS), a private practice established as a sole proprietorship in Silver Spring in December of 2002. The practice has evolved to being comprised of several African American women who take a holistic and culturally sensitive systemic approach to the mental health treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Campbell received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology from Howard University.


Introduction to the University of Maryland Graduate School & Funding Opportunities for McNair Scholars: A Guide to Your Success

Concurrent Session I: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 10th

Christopher Perez

Christopher Perez is a PhD candidate in the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland. His research focuses on cases in which LGBTQ individuals have successfully petitioned for political asylum in the United States and media narratives that emerged from 1980-2000. He has held positions in Public Policy Undergraduate Studies, the College of Journalism, and the College of Arts and Humanities. He is currently the Director in The Graduate School’s Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion, a position he’s held since June 2015. Mr. Perez holds a master’s degree in American Studies from Penn State, and he is also a former McNair Scholar from New Mexico State University where he earned two bachelor’s degrees in English and Women’s Studies.


Effective Public Speaking in the virtual space

Concurrent Session II: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 11th

Jade Olson, Ph.D.

Jade Olson is passionate about empowering communicators through evidence-based instruction and coaching in public speaking. Jade holds a Ph.D. in Communication with a graduate certificate in University Teaching & Learning. She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, where she teaches courses in public speaking, argumentation, and rhetoric. Jade works to develop accessible strategies that speakers at all skill levels can use to convey their ideas with clarity and conviction.


Dialoguing Through Difference: Talking About Race, Power, & Identity

Description: How do we build skills and capacity to have necessary and critical conversations about who we are and the conflicts that define us? In this workshop we'll explore strategies that support us in having honest conversations, while also prioritizing our well-being.

Concurrent Session I: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 10th
Concurrent Session II: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 11th

Jazmin Pichardo, M.Ed.

Jazmin Pichardo currently serves as the Assistant Director of Diversity Training and Education in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at UMD. In this role she provides expertise and support to the campus community in reaching its equity and inclusion goals through trainings, consultations, educational and developmental opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. She also provides everyday leadership for The Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program (WEIDP).

Jazmin previously held roles in outreach and academic affairs where she developed programming and initiatives that centred the transformative potential of social justice education and learning environments that cultivate critical consciousness. She is passionate about expanding the reach of intergroup dialogue pedagogy and has consulted with national and international organizations in launching their own dialogue initiatives. A first-generation graduate, Jazmin earned her B.A. in English from Vassar College and completed her Master's in Student Affairs at UMD in May 2016.


Graduate Student Panel

Concurrent Session I: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 10th
Concurrent Session II: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 11th

Adrian Johnston

Adrian Johnston is a second-year PhD student at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2018. His research seeks to uncover the immune system’s role in cancer initiation.

Leigh Amadi Dunewood

Leigh Amadi Dunewood is the Graduate Coordinator for the Maryland LEAD Program, Terrapin Leadership Institute (TLI). She works alongside the TLI facilitators to develop and implement a five-week leadership education curriculum that engages UMD students across a spectrum of leadership knowledge, practice, and experience. Leigh Amadi is originally from Columbus, Ohio and completed her undergraduate degree in both Ethnic Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Bowling Green State University. Leigh Amadi is excited to be earning her master's degree in Student Affairs at UMD this year and to further explore her research interests related to high-achieving Black women at historically white institutions (HWIs).

Chandra Reyna

Chandra Reyna is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park, a former McNair Scholar, and a recipient of a 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Her scholarship broadly tries to understand how macro-level social processes affect day to day micro interactions at the intersection of race, gender, and family. Her previous research examines institutional responses to social and racial justice work taking place on predominantly white college campuses. Her current projects explore racial identity and racialization in Latinx and multiracial families.