Advisor: Dr. Malitta Engstrom
Asian American youth well-being
Culturally reflexive mental healthcare
Jessica is a third-year PhD student. She is a licensed clinical social worker with 15 years of practice experience in agency, governmental, and private practice settings delivering clinical services to children, adults, and families. Borne of her diverse experience as a psychotherapist comes a strong interest in researching the impact of myriad traumatic experiences across the lifespan. She is committed to improving mental health for Asian American youth and families who do not utilize existing systems of care.
Jessica was born in Seoul, South Korea. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree in social work from Columbia University. Additionally, she completed a post-master’s social work fellowship in child and adolescent mental health at Yale University. She lives in South Jersey with her husband and three children.