Janie Kiyokawa ’19, APS ’21: School of Graduate Psychology Local Clinical Scientist Award
Janie Kiyokawa ’19, APS ’21 received the Local Clinical Scientist Award from the Pacific University School of Graduate Psychology’s applied psychological sciences program.
Fellow student Diana Vasquez ’17, APS ’21 also received the award.
"Janie examined a very timely topic for her thesis project titled 'Higher institutions supporting BIPOC graduate students' that examined differences in the degree to which BIPOC graduate students feel they need to abandon their cultural identity to meet program requirements compared to white students," professors said. "Janie has been very active in disseminating her findings through publication and conference presentations."
Kiyokawa, who is from Newport, Ore., earned a bachelor’s degree from Pacific University in 2019. As an undergraduate, Kiyokawa was a member of the women’s golf team, the Phi Lambda Omicron sorority and National Residence Hall Honorary.
Kiyokawa graduated from Pacific University again in August 2021 with a master’s degree in applied psychological science. The terminal master’s degree program prepares students to work as a qualified mental health professional, clinical or applied researcher, or prepare for doctoral programs.