I am a fifth 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.Reid Marks-Laura

Research Interests

I am interested in sexual health disparities and the career development process of culturally diverse individuals. I am also interested in graduate student professional development issues. Overall, my career goal is one day to combine my interests in career development and sexual health by examining factors that impact the lived experience (and ultimately health) of  individuals with a HIV/AIDS diagnosis in the workplace. How far from Philadelphia have we really come?

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.