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The Dr. Cynthia Lucero Center

Meet Our Lucero Scholars

Daisy Mariela WaukauDaisy Mariela Waukau

Entering Class of 2014
Clinical PsyD Student

Born and raised in Massachusetts.

"Working in the field of Psychology, the need for more culturally-sensitive mental health services is apparent. I am proud to have found a program that highlights the beauty and diversity within the Latino culture and focuses on the resilience factors among the Latino community."

> Click here to read more about Daisy's experience as a Lucero Latino Mental Health scholar.

Catherine SmailCatherine Small

Entering Class of 2013
Clinical PsyD Student

Born and raised in Wisconsin. American University.

"It is my hope that through Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, I will be able to continue my work with Latino, gang-involved youth as a socially responsible Clinical Psychologist focusing on the impacts of violence and trauma, and attune to the multicultural needs of my clientele."

> Click here to read more about Catherine’s experience as a Lucero Latino Mental Health scholar.

Andrea BedoyaAndrea Bedoya

Entering class of 2012
Clinical PsyD Student

Born in Medellin, Colombia. BA in Psychology and MA in Clinical Psychology for Spanish-English Bilinguals from Montclair State University.

“My interest in working with Latinos originated from my own background as a Colombian immigrant, and from my constant involvement with the Latino community through internships and voluntary community work.”

> Click here to read more about Andrea’s experience as a Lucero Latino Mental Health scholar.

Brian LiebermanBrian Lieberman

Entering class of 2011
Clinical PsyD Student

Born and raised in New Jersey. BA in Psychology from The University of Florida, Gainesville; Masters in ESL and Multicultural Education from New Jersey City University.

“Receiving the Lucero Scholarship at MSPP is a tremendous honor. Although I was not fortunate to have met the late Cynthia Lucero, a graduate of MSPP, in whose commemoration the scholarship is awarded, I am aware of the strong commitment she had to serving the Latino community.”

> Click here to read more about Brian’s experience as a Lucero Latino Mental Health scholar.

Herlinda TInHerlinda Tin

Entering class of 2010
Counseling Psychology MA graduated 2012
Advanced Standing Clinical PsyD Student

Born in Tejutla, San Marcos, Guatemala. B.A. in Psychology from University of California, Riverside; M.A. in Counseling Psychology from MSPP (class of 2012), concentration in Latino Mental Health; Clinical PsyD Program, Concentration in Latino Mental Health.

“It is an honor to be one of the Lucero Scholars. With great humility, I hope to continue fulfilling Dr. Cynthia Lucero's mission and commitment to provide quality and competent mental health care to the Latino Community.”

> Click here to read more about Herlinda’s experience as a Lucero Latino Mental Health scholar.

Wendy RamirezWendy Ramirez

Entering class of 2009
Clinical PsyD Student

Born in Los Angeles, California. Family originally from Mexico and Guatemala. University of California, Santa Barbara, BA in Law & Society, Psychology. Clinical PsyD Program, Concentration in Latino Mental Health and Childhood, Adolescence & Family.

“Being a Lucero Scholar means that I have the privilege of keeping the work of the late Dr. Cynthia Lucero going. In this way, I have taken on the special commitment and responsibility to provide quality mental health care to the Latino community.”

> Click here to read more about Wendy’s experience as a Lucero Latino Mental Health scholar.

Vincenzo TeranVincenzo Teran, PsyD

Entering class of 2008
Graduated from Clinical PsyD program in 2013

Born in Lima, Peru. BA in Psychology with a Minor in Latin America and Latino Studies from Montclair State University Clinical PsyD Program.

“Being a Lucero scholar has provided me with the financial assistance to pursue doctoral training in Clinical Psychology as well as work with the Latino population.”

> Click here to read more about Vincenzo’s experience as a Lucero Latino Mental Health scholar.

Darleen GraciaDarleen Gracia, PsyD

Entering class of 2007
Graduated from Clinical PsyD program in 2011

Originally from Puerto Rico, but family resides in CT for 20+ years. University of Connecticut, BA in Psychology and Sociology; Boston College, MA in Counseling Clinical PsyD Program, Latino Mental Health Concentration.

“Being selected as the second Lucero Scholar was one of the biggest honors I’ve received throughout my entire academic career. I saw it as a calling.”

> Click here to read more about Darleen’s experience as a Lucero Latino Mental Health scholar.

George SotoGeorge Soto, PsyD

Entering class of 2006
Graduated from Clinical PsyD program in 2010

Updated 12/22/14

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