Laura Reid Marks

I am a fourth year counseling psychology doctoral student at Purdue University under the mentorship of Dr. Ayse Ciftci. I am originally from Kingston, Jamaica. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Master of Arts in Education and Education Specialist degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

Research Interests

I am interested in health disparities research, the acculturation process of immigrant, multiracial, and international persons, and the strengths these individuals utilize to achieve academically and in the world of work. I am also interested in the career development of college students, specifically, culturally diverse college students.

Clinical Theoretical Orientation

Theoretically, I ascribe to a person-centered, interpersonal process, and cognitive-behavioral approach. I am interested in personal and career counseling with college students, especially culturally diverse college students.