Marilena Dania is Teaching Fellow at Harvard Summer School | PSYC S-1507: Psychology of Diversity.

She has earned her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Psychology cum laude at the Harvard Extension School and her Master of Science in 'Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy' at the University of Strathclyde.

Focusing her professional interests on diverse populations and LGBTQ issues; Marilena has earned accredited certification by the Harvard Medical School for the Professional Program: LGBTQ Health as Clinical Practice. Upon graduation from the Harvard Extension School, she was awarded the 'Dean's List Academic Achievement Award ' and the 'Derek Bok Public Service Prize' and medal for her advocacy achievements for LGBTQ+ mental health. 


Currently, she is research assistant to Professor Mona Sue Weissmark, on the course book: The Science of Diversity (Oxford University Press). Her graduate research thesis on 'Professional Skills Development in Encounter Group Training' was presented at the 2020 APA Convention.


Here is what Marilena had to say about her experience as a Graduate Spotlight.