Collegiate Affiliation

Amelia Blankenau is a third-year PhD student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Minnesota and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (NSF GRFP). She works with Dr. Rich Lee, researching race, ethnicity, migration, and mental health, and with Dr. Melissa Ertl, researching health equity. Amelia also works as an advanced practicum therapist at Tubman at Chrysalis Center (community mental health) and at UMN's Career Counseling and Assessment Clinic. She is a lead mentor for the Next Gen Psych Scholars Program (NPSP) and a teaching assistant for PSY 3511 Intro to Counseling Psychology.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • B.A.: Psychology, Occidental College, 2021


  • transracial, transnational adoption
  • colorblind racial attitudes
  • racial socialization
  • discrimination
  • health equity