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Ty Robinson, Ed.M.

University of Houston Ph.D. Student

I am an incoming first-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Houston. I was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and raised in Austin, Texas. I earned my B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas and my Ed.M. in Counseling with a specialization in Sport Psychology at Boston University. While at Boston University I was a graduate coordinator for Boston University Initiative for Literacy Development (BUILD), a Sport Psychology consultant intern with Fordham University Athletics, a graduate student clinician at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CARD), and a research assistant for the Institute for Athletic Coach Education (IACE) where I worked on a study that aimed to support high school student's social and emotional learning in a physical activity setting. My research interests include understanding how race-based traumatic stress, discrimination, and intersections of oppression impact the psychological well-being of ethnic and sexual minorities, specifically the Black LGBTQ+ community. Additionally, I have an interest in the development of risk behaviors and psychological injury due to experiencing racism and discrimination in healthcare settings. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, running, movies, and spending time with my friends and family. trobins7@cougarnet.uh.edu