Ummul Kathawalla is a PhD candidate in counseling psychology at the University of Minnesota and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. She received her B.S. in human development and psychological services with a minor in global health from Northwestern University and her M.A. in psychology from the University of Minnesota. Her research examines how the societal context, life stress, and discrimination contributes to the development and persistence of identity and psychological conditions in minorities. Specifically, she uses mixed-methods to examine the experiences of Muslim Americans. Clinically, she aims to use an integrative, client-centered approach with her clients and focuses on identity and values exploration.

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Educational Background

  • Bachelors of Science: Human Development and Psychological Services, Northwestern University, 2013 -
  • Minor: Global Heath, Northwestern University, 2013 -
  • Certificate: Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Civic Life, Northwestern University, 2013 -
  • Master of Arts: Counseling Psychology, University of Minnesota, 2019 -