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Rosie Mejia, Admitted in a Doctoral Program with a Full Scholarship

Attending PAU’s Master of Science in Psychology program gave me numerous research opportunities and made me a competitive candidate for PhD programs.

During my time at PAU, I volunteered as a research assistant for the Maternal and Digital Research for Equitable Solutions (MADRES) lab with Dr. Alinne Barrera. I became a research assistant for the Institute for International Internet Interventions for Health (i4Health) under Dr. Ricardo Muñoz. I work firsthand with digital interventions being used to prevent, treat, and intervene in mental health problems and reduce health disparities in under-resourced, marginalized, minority populations. I joined PAU’s Latinx Task Force, a group of faculty, staff, and students that focus on preparing and training Latinx students to best serve Spanish-speaking communities.

I got accepted in a PhD in Clinical Psychology in Southern California with a scholarship that covers my tuition. Plus, a large proportion of the courses I took at PAU will have the potential to transfer to my new university

My excitement to start my new PhD is bittersweet due to having so many wonderful, supportive, and inspiring people in my community at PAU. However, their same support, encouragement, and inspiration helped lead to my new career step. 


Learn more about PAU's Latinx Task Force Palo Alto University Latino Student Organization (PULSO)