The EmPower Hour With Silvia L. Mazzula
Monday, March 17, 2014 from 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM (EDT)
Monday, March 17, 2014
at 2:30 pm EST
For A Discussion On
Success In Higher Education
With Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, John Jay College
Silvia Mazzula, PhD
Don't Miss This Powerful Conversation Where Silvia Will Help Us:
- Understand the opportunities and challenges in higher education
- Identify areas that keep us from taking that next step into higher education
- Learn strategies for managing work, family and school
- Identify support networks and mentorship
Dr. Silvia Lorena Mazzula is a native of Uruguay, South America, and the first in her family to attend college. She is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Acting Deputy Director of the Forensic Mental Health Counseling Masters Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, and former President of the Latino Psychological Association of New Jersey. Dr. Mazzula has over a decade experience counseling underserved communities, predominantly racial ethnic minorities and Latino immigrant families. Her research focuses on the intersection of racial cultural attitudes, discrimination and mental health, and Latino/a psychology. In addition to having an active research team of graduate and undergraduate students at John Jay College, she is a National Institute of Drug Abuse funded research fellow at Columbia University’s Child Psychiatric Epidemiology Group, and research collaborator at the Center of Cultural Excellence and Competence, New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Mazzula’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and she has presented research findings at over 25 professional science meetings throughout the country. She has received several accolades including the Emerging Researcher Award by the New Jersey Psychological Association (2013); the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, Health Disparities Research Loan Repayment Program Award (2012-2014); and Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Scholarly Achievements, City University of New York (2010, 2012). As a social justice advocate, her professional focus is on building research capacity and increasing the number of diverse scholars in academia and advanced research careers. In 2011, Dr. Mazzula earned grant support by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to design and implement our first Latina Researchers Conference with the aim of addressing the barriers and opportunities to advanced research careers and academic positions. In 2013, she earned two additional prestigious awards, by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, to continue her efforts to support under-represented scholars. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family, especially her two young boys. She earned her doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University and completed her formal clinical training at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey-UBHC Newark Campus.
About The EmPower Hour
In these 50-minute sessions, participants will have an opportunity to engage with thought leaders, industry experts and successful individuals who will share their insight, practical advice and tips to educate, encourage and empower you! Our speakers include Corporate Executives, Entrepreneurs, Executive Coaches, Professors, Authors and Others!
The virtual, yet intimate, sessions will focus on many of the prominent topics affecting Latinas in their the personal lives, careers and businesses. Topic range from career management, to finances and health, and much more.
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