My name is Elisa Rapadas and I am a third year at Saint Mary’s College of California. I am an aspiring psychologist proficient in scholarly research, advanced statistical analysis, public speaking, and writing. I am hoping to integrate compassionate activism and cultural competency to reduce stigma around mental health discourse and to make mental health treatment more accessible to marginalized communities. For this reason, I am working towards admission into a graduate psychology program that focuses on the intersections between culture, ethnicity, and mental health.

I love reading, writing, and research. This year, I made it a goal to read for leisure more often. Click here for updates on my 2018 reading journey.