Akeesha Simmons, MA RYT 200

Graduate Student

Akeesha (she/her) is a 3rd year student in the clinical psychology PhD program and graduate research assistant at the Mindful Health and Resilience Lab. Her primary research and clinical interests include investigating the performance and utility of third-wave behavioral constructs and processes (mindfulness, resilience, self compassion, and psychological flexibility) in BIPOC communities, specifically in the context of race-based stress. She also has an interest in studying non-ordinary states of consciousness, meditation and contemplative practices, and nature-based interventions for health and well-being. Outside of academia, she can be found hiking, making crafts and jewelry, or spending quality time with her dog and friends.